Sony have released System Software 3.0 for the PS Vita, teasing us with next-gen Remote Play app ‘PS4 Link’ ahead of the launch of the new consoles. Along with general improvements across the board this update also brings parental controls, panoramic camera functionality and automatic system updates. The update is available for download now from the settings app on your Vita.
The PS4 Link application will be used to connect your PS Vita to a PS4 console to initiate Remote Play on compatible games or to use the hand held to display game-specific information on the PS Vita as a second screen. Remote Play is planned to work from launch day after downloading the zero-day PS4 firmware update and Sony have stated that nearly all games should support Remote Play – presumably only excluding those which require additional peripherals such as the PlayStation Eye camera.
Parental Controls have been added as an additional application which is able to limit which games can be run based on their age rating. It’s also possible to limit how many minutes per day your child can spend gaming on their Vita. While many of us will simply stuff the app in a folder and forget about it, this could prove a useful tool for parents bribing children to get their homework done or to limit play on school nights.
Additional updates include:
To get your hands on the PS Vita System Software 3.0 simply fire up on your Vita on a Wi-fi network, launch the Settings app and tap ‘System Update’. You can also download the update through a connected PS3 or PC if necessary. Read the full release notes here.
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