If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

PlayStation Vita system update readies device for PS4

Firmware v3.0 launches today.

PlayStation Vita's system software will be updated today with a fresh version that adds in PlayStation 4 support.

Firmware v3.0 includes a new PS4 Link app which will allow you to control your PS4 and use any game with second screen features.

Support for PlayStation 4 Trophies has also been added (the first set - for Battlefield 4 - was spotted on Sony's servers last night), and the Friends List app has been improved ahead of the PS4's expanded friends roster.

All future system software updates can now be set to download automatically, Sony explained via the EU PlayStation blog.

Group Messaging is now named Messages, and will let you chat with users on PS4 or mobile devices using the PlayStation App.

Voice and text chat is also now available with friends and other players through the Party app.

A panoramic camera setting and parental controls have also been added, as has the ability to wirelessly transfer data between the Vita and a PS3.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.