PS Vita Update 3.50 Launches Tomorrow, Removes Maps & Adds Support for 60fps Remote Play

March 25, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Along with PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 tomorrow, the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV are getting updated to firmware 3.50 tomorrow, which will be required to use the new 60fps Remote Play option.

According to PlayStation’s blog post today, PS TV and PS Vita update 3.50 “will add new accessibility options, including enlarge text, increase contrast, and more,” as well as the 60fps streaming for Remote Play.

However, as we learned in January, Maps and near support are ending once firmware 3.50 is installed as well.

Here’s the full changelog for PS Vita/PS Vita update 3.50 that appeared on PlayStation Japan’s website:

PlayStation Network

  • [PSN] will be renamed to [PlayStation Network]

PS4 Link

  • Remote Play will have a high quality setting (60fps)

Video

  • Scene search added
  • 1080p videos supported, with fast-forward up to 1.5x

Map

  • PS Vita map application will be removed

near

  • All functions that used the “map” will be removed

Other

  • Accessibility options will be added
  • PlayStation Network Sub-Account Upgrade – Enable users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts to upgrade to a master account directly on PS Vita: [PlayStation Network]>[Sub-account upgrade]> removing restrictions on chat and user media and enabling users to add funds to their Wallet and purchase content.

The PlayStation App also gets updated to 2.50 tomorrow, adding new accessibility options, including enlarged text, increased contrast and more.

If you notice the new firmware is available, please let everyone know in the comments below.

[Source: PS Blog, PlayStation Japan via NeoGAF]