Includes Improved Web Browser & PS Plus Support
The PS Vita will receive a major update this Wednesday, in the form of Firmware Update 2.0. Though the web browser will be significantly improved, the main event is a massive commitment to PlayStation Plus members.
First things first: SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the Vita web browser will become a "small app" in its own right, meaning that you now won't have to quit other applications to use it and can keep it running behind the scenes. Browsing speeds will also be improved, apparently.
If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, however, update 2.0 will be a seriously big deal, in that it adds the Instant Game Collection to the PlayStation Store. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Chronovolt and Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack will act as the debut games that can be freely downloaded and played as part of your existing subscription, with four games added/swapped per month.
PS Plus members also get an expanded 2GB of cloud storage.
Considering that a single PS Plus subscription nets you bonuses and Instant Game Collection access on both PS3 and PSN (65 games per year across both platforms) for a single fee, the service is quickly becoming a must-have for serious gamers. Yoshida tweeted that Firmware Update 2.0 will roll out this Wednesday in Europe.