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PS Plus for Vita on November 19 With Tons of Games

Sony making a full court press with its upcoming 2.0 firmware update.

Gravity Rush is not a reason to buy a Vita on it's own, but if you already have Plus? Well, damn.
Gravity Rush is not a reason to buy a Vita on it's own, but if you already have Plus? Well, damn.

Sony finally got around to announcing the inevitable move of PlayStation Plus onto Vita earlier this year, and it’ll finally go live on November 19 with a slew of free games to entice people onto it.

Those games, increasingly a huge incentive to pay up for Plus, are nothing to sniff at, either:

The arrival of Plus on Sony’s portable comes alongside its big 2.0 firmware update, which introduces a slew of new features. The full list, courtesy of Sony:

  • Send, read email from a Vita
  • Wirelessly transfer content between a Vita and PC, browse folders on PS3/PC to copy them to a Vita
  • Ability to assign controller buttons to touchscreen, rear touch pad and buttons "with select games," and a "custom screen mode" to adjust screen sizes
  • Option to tweet web addresses

Plus is $17.99 for three months, and $49.99 for a full year. When and if your Plus subscription lapses, the free games you acquired during that time are no longer playable. If your account is activated again, they’ll come back online.

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