It's time for the PlayStation Vita to receive another upgrade.
Today, it has been announced that the Skype Video and Voice calling app will be officially available on Sony's new portable later today. This marks the first time ever that the Skype service has landed on a mobile gaming device.
The app will be available on both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G models and includes free Skype-to-Skype voice calling, along with "high-quality video calling that utilizes the PS Vita's front and rear cameras." The app will run in "background mode," too, which lets users pause a game, conduct a call, and then go back to playing. You know, I just have to say it- Back in the day, the whole idea of talking to someone far away while actually seeing them was all sorts of futuristic. Now, that technology is on our handheld gaming unit…? Geez, things are moving fast .
Anyway, if you're a proud Vita owner, don't forget to grab Skype functionality today; you can get it on the PlayStation Store. If you like, feel free to check out an introductory video by legendary gamer Fatal1ty over at the Skype website .