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PlayStation Vita update 1.80 adds support for PSone Classics

PS Vita Screenshot - PS One Classics

Support for PSone Classics will finally be coming to the PlayStation Vita in "late August" as part the system software update v1.80, Sony announced at Gamescom today.

While PSone Classics are the highlight of the update, v1.80 will add a ton of other new features as well.

Another notable addition is the Cross-Controller feature which will allow you to use the PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2.

Below are some additional features that will be included in the update:

Controls

As many of you have requested, you will now have the option to control the home screen and some features of applications such as Videos and Music with the buttons on the PS Vita system.

Music

Playlists will be supported in Music. You will be able to transfer iTunes (10.6.3 or later), M3U, and M3U8 playlists from a PS3 or a PC using Content Manager.

Web Browser

Rear touch pad operation will be supported by the browser, allowing you to scroll through and zoom out of pages without obscuring the screen.

Video

The following controls have been added to Videos:

  • Playback speed control
  • Repeat play

Photos

Viewing photos in MPO format will now be supported, with the ability to transfer MPO files from PS3™ and PC using Content Manager.
* 3D and multi-angle viewing are NOT supported.

Group Messaging

Along with some new layout enhancements, you will be able to take photos to add as attachments when writing Group Messages.

Maps

The Maps feature has been improved by adding a button on the top screen to switch between “Search for Location” and “Search for Directions.” You can also touch and hold a location on the map and place a user flag.

“near”

“near” will be able to gather the information of surrounding Wi-Fi access points without internet connection and update the location data based on it later. You can get location data within the area covered by Wi-Fi location services.

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