Long-time PlayStation fans have wanted PS1 classics to be functional on the PlayStation Vita since the portable hit store shelves in February.
Well, they're coming. As one of the many great announcements made at the Gamescom event today, Sony confirmed that System Software Update v1.80 will deliver support for classic PS1 titles.
You'll also be able to make various setting changes while games are running, and even take screeshots of the gameplay. But that's hardly the only significant feature that will be added via update 1.80; click through the link above to read up on all of 'em. There's Cross Controller, which lets you use the Vita as a controller when playing a game on the PS3, the option to control the basic menus with the standard buttons, playlists will be supported in Music, and much more.
The reasons to own a Vita are mounting by the second. By the end of the year, perhaps all serious gamers should really own one… Or do we need a price drop first?