We know compatibility for PS1 classics is coming to the PlayStation Vita; Sony confirmed that at E3.
But when is it coming, the hardcore gamers want to know? The "summer" arrival window seems awfully vague, right?
Well, maybe that compatibility will be ready in time for Gamescom in only a few weeks time. As reported by Xtreme PSVita , an "insider source" has confirmed that PS1 games will be playable on Sony's new portable during the big event show in August. Not far off!
If you didn't already know, firmware update 1.80 is slated for the week of August 13-19 and Sony's Gamescom press conference is scheduled for August 14, so this certainly seems plausible. Of course, when it comes to random "inside sources" that refuse to be named, it's always a little difficult to simply accept the rumor as potential truth. Then again, we know that sometimes it's impossible to release your information (you run the risk of never having access to your source again), so we understand the reason for secrecy even if some gamers don't.
Anyway, we just want our great PS1 classics to be available on the go. The quicker they get to the Vita, the better.