Back at gamescom in August we announced that the PlayStation Plus service would soon be extended to PS Vita. While we can’t confirm the exact launch date today, we can however announce that it will happen in November this year. What’s more, both existing Plus members and newcomers to the service will not have to pay any extra for the expanded offering.
We’ll have more information on what Vita titles will be available to subscribers in the coming weeks but for now, here’s a more general recap of the benefits coming your way:
Games: Plus members get to play the full versions of designated content for PS Vita available on PlayStation Store as long as their membership is effective, at no extra cost.
Discounts: Access exclusive discounts on certain PS Vita titles.
Online Game Save: Upload game save data for compatible games to Online Cloud Storage, offering up to 1GB of space.
Automatic content downloads and updates: PS Vita will automatically download designated game demos and game updates, and also download system software updates.
Automatic Trophy sync: PS Vita will automatically start up at a designated time to sync Trophy information across PlayStation Network servers.
In other Plus news – there’s a new arrival in your Instant Game Collection this week. Wayforward Technologies’ acclaimed side-scrolling beat ‘em up reboot, Double Dragon Neon, will be available to download with the weekly Store update later today.
And don’t forget – today’s the last day to make the most of the 25% discount on a year’s PlayStation Plus subscription. This offer ends tonight, so grab it before it vanishes!