The PlayStation Vita will now be completely replaced by the new PS Plus all by itself. Unlike other consoles, its games will not be available in cloud gaming.
Yes, the PlayStation Vita was shelved, even buried, by Sony a long time ago. But there the Japanese company planted the final nail in the coffin, so to speak, by excluding it completely from the new PlayStation Plus. Explanations.
You’re the unloved laptop, you’re not going home!
Considered a technological gem, at least the first version with its superb OLED screen, the PS Vita has had a much darker life. After a promising start and some games worth seeing (Gravity Rush, Tearaway, LBP…), Sony quickly abandoned its new console… and it doesn’t get any better.
Among the old games available in PS Plus Premium, PlayStation Vita titles are not listed there at all. And that while players have access to PS1, PS2 and PS3 software… and PSP. The PlayStation Portable which, as a reminder, was a huge hit with more than 80 million units sold.
Genuine contempt for Sony Interactive Entertainment? Not necessarily. Unlike other consoles, the PS Vita has features that complicate things. We think of its gyroscope, but above all the front and rear touchscreens that have been used in several titles. Uncharted: Golden Abyss asked the player to place the rear camera in front of a bright light, for example, to solve a puzzle.
We can therefore understand the difficulties of offering the library on PS4 and PS5 both in the cloud and locally. On the other hand, perhaps the Japanese company could have taken a step towards laptop owners by including a selection of PS Vita games on the PS+ that can be accessed from the console.
PS Vita says no to PS Plus membership
When the new PlayStation Plus launches next June, the service can only be subscribed to from a PC, mobile, PS4 or PS5. The option will be removed from PS3 and PS Vita:
When the new PlayStation Plus launches, you will no longer be able to purchase a new subscription directly from your PS3 or PS Vita. You can always subscribe via PC, mobile, PS4 or PS5. If you remain a subscriber, all PS3 and PS Vita benefits (e.g. previously redeemed monthly free games) are still available.
While we’re still dreaming of a PS5-compatible Remote Play, we’d like to remind you that if your collection isn’t complete, you can buy PS Vita (and PS3) games from Sony’s Throwback.