The highly requested PS One classics platform is coming to Playstation Vita this month, in the 1.80 update. It will bring full compatibility for the titles along with several new requested features, the full details are below…

PS ONE CLASSICS
PS Vita software version 1.80 will bring support for PS ONE classics which can be purchased through the Playstation Store or re-downloaded from your download list once the software launches.

CROSS CONTROLLER
The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita’s rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.
To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play application and then click on the Cross-Controller icon.

CONTROLS
As many of you have requested, you will now have the option to control the home screen and some features of applications such as Videos and Music with the buttons on the PS Vita system.

MUSIC
Playlists will be supported in Music. You will be able to transfer iTunes (10.6.3 or later), M3U, and M3U8 playlists from a PS3 or a PC using Content Manager.

WEB BROWSER
Rear touch pad operation will be supported by the browser, allowing you to scroll through and zoom out of pages without obscuring the screen.

VIDEO
The following controls have been added to Videos:
Playback speed control
Repeat play

PHOTOS
Viewing photos in MPO format will now be supported, with the ability to transfer MPO files from PS3 and PC using Content Manager.
* 3D and multi-angle viewing are NOT supported.

GROUP MESSAGING
Along with some new layout enhancements, you will be able to take photos to add as attachments when writing Group Messages.

MAPS
The Maps feature has been improved by adding a button on the top screen to switch between “Search for Location” and “Search for Directions.” You can also touch and hold a location on the map and place a user flag.

“NEAR”
“near” will be able to gather the information of surrounding Wi-Fi access points without internet connection and update the location data based on it later. You can get location data within the area covered by Wi-Fi location services.

1.80 will be available to download near the end of the month.. stick with us for more GAMESCOM 2012 coverage!