What is dead may never die.
No, you read that right, I am in fact talking about the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s much maligned second handheld that released with a thud and went out with a whimper, officially having been designated a “legacy” system all the way back in 2015, in the headline. It seems like, unexpectedly so, Sony has released a new firmware update for the little handheld that could, but never did.
The firmware update, 3.68, appears to do absolutely nothing front facing—there is speculation that it may be patching up some exploits and security flaws in the system that may crop up later. If so, homebrewers may want to avoid this one, I guess.
As weird as this is, this is the first major PS Vita release by Sony since 2015–what a way to go out, I guess. Sony’s poor treatment of the amazing handheld will never not make me wistful at what could have been.