Earlier this year, Sony announced that the PlayStation Plus service was coming to the Vita. Among other features, PlayStation Plus offers game discounts, online save storage (1GB for PlayStation 3 games and 1GB for PlayStation Vita games) and automatic firmware and game updates. As you can see, the service has lots of inviting features, but there’s one in particular that stands above the rest: the Instant Games Collection which allows you to download a handful of AAA games for free as long as your PlayStation Plus subscription is active.
Next week, the Vita is getting PlayStation Plus support and subscribers will have access to six titles free of charge:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Jet Set Radio
- Wipeout 2048
- Gravity Rush
- Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
PlayStation Plus will be available on the Vita on November 19th when the 2.0 firmware update goes live. The Instant Game Collection, on the other hand, will be accessible one day later (Tuesday, November 20th) when the store updates. Plus costs $17.99 for three months or $49.99 for a whole year and those with a PS3 Plus membership won’t have to pay an additional fee to use it on the Vita and vice versa.
Suddenly, paying for Xbox Live Gold doesn’t make any sense…
Source: PlayStation Blog