Recently the PS Vita received another firmware update that got the mobile gaming community debating. Update 2.05 is primarily for security reasons and is mandatory to continue using the PS network on your Vita. Yet the mobile gaming system has had some gamers feeling let down by the handheld console, and are conjecturing that it’s on the way out.
Sony has had some serious issues with security so it’s no wonder that they’re taking extra measures to keep their online services safe. What is a wonder however, is why the mandatory update caused such an outcry of disappointment?
Games like “UNO” and “MotorStorm” have been exploited by hackers through save files and consequently were removed from the PS Store. Perhaps the lack of these games is adding kindling to the fire of disapproval from some Sony console users.
Because the firmware update was primarily for security reasons users won’t really see any changes to the network or be getting any new usable features. In a world of online purchases and gaming, instant gratification is both a boon and hindrance to the gaming community. Those that spent the time to download and install the mandatory update may feel entitled to a shiny new feature to compensate them for their time.
Regardless of whether you’re happy with the 2.05 update or Sony in general it’s probably a good idea to get your PS Vita updated to ensure you’re as secure as possible. If you stick to discs and aren't much for downloads from the network or online game play then you’ll be virtually untouched by these new updates. Assuredly Sony will continue updating and trying to improve both the security and quality of their services. Just because they've had some security issues and have released updates with no tangible new features hardly seems an indicator of the Vita’s demise.