Sony made it very clear that the PS Vita was dead to them this year by ending production back in March. But oddly, they're still updating it.
The PS5 is going to be able to assimilate the handheld into its larger mass before spitting out a new handheld - The Playstation Opus
Its suppose to still be popular in Japan. May have enough momentum in Asia, including China, to warrant them to stay in handhelds. Offer another one.
I don't understand the updates. Has to due with some fear that piracy will give access to something vital in the back end user information or free games somehow.
Probably just want to prevent jailbreaks
Yer that wont stop them
Too late for that buddy.
Just because they arent allowing new game compliance doesnt mean they are going to stop updating the system. Really nothing out of the ordinary, but I'd say it's probably to prevent piracy. They still have an obligation to the publishers selling games on the system to try and prevent it.
devs would probably start pulling games from the store if they just let the thing get freely hacked etc. So they probably will do so until around PS5's release. Digital games I'm sure can still get releases if they wanted as Trails in the Sky 2nd chapter released like 3 years into vita and the only reason they didn't release final chapter the next year was because the psp version wouldn't have made sense so late when they're releasing Cold steel and cold steel 2 on vita while the older psp game will release at like 30 to 40 which was around the same price. On Steam it made more sense as it's one big platform on the same playing field
It's not really for 'some reason' - I imagine it's to try and stop those who constantly exploit it to play illegal downloads of games for free and sync their trophies/play online.
Because it works with remote play. Update on PS4 for remote play gets an update on Vita typically.
That's a very good point :)
Ta daaa :)
the reason is they are supporting it because people payed they hard earned money on the thing. it should be looked at as a good thing.
Every time there's a new exploit they update it. Thought every one already knew this? It's nothing to be confused or hopeful about
Because folks still play lol
If only they could patch in more power/battery to the wifi antenna. It's the thing that keeps it from being an amazing remote play device in 2019
People still have one so even if Sony isn't supporting it, it still has features and options that are directly tied to the PS4.
I thought they stop making PS vita, but that doesnt mean they will stop support right?
The Vita silently continues to operate!
Sony hasn't officially pulled the plug on the Vita yet hence yes it will still get an update or two. If Sony says we are cutting the Vita from accessing the store and flipping off the switch for the Vita being able to go online then that means they are done with the Vita. They did the same thing with the PSP where they stopped the PSP from going online and accessing the PSN store and the PSP was officially dropped.
Dammit, they did that? PSP owners can't browse the PS Store or connect online anymore? Even with the built-in internet browser the PSP¨had? What happens to people who had purchased their PSP games from the PS Store then? I dread to think they might one day do the same with the PS3, cutting us altogether from accessing the digital games we purchased with our dear dough. If they're ever so stupid as to do that it will be a commercial suicide, and I hope they wouldn't be able to escape from masses of class action lawsuits, so here's hoping gamers don't have to knock some sense into them (or Microsoft or Nintendo for that matter), but you never know.
Just because a company stops manufacturing something doesn't mean they have to complete stop doing other things for it.
This vita gunna become a gem soon
Most likely the purchases on ps vita may be available on ps5 (ps1 and maybe even ps vita games). Thus requiring them to protect that library from piracy so the ps5 can take full advantage of possible retro library support.
got to poke a dead dear just to make sure its dead before you try to take its head and mount it on the wall
I got a PS3 update the other day 😁
Because developers are still making games for it.