We should never really have had to wait for this feature. Sony being Sony, though, PS1 Classics haven’t been functional on the PS Vita in the months since its launch. We have been promised the feature, with Sony indicating that they were focussed instead on making sure the PSP back catalogue and more of the Minis library were fully functional.
That makes a certain degree of sense – ensure the more popular, more modern content works first and then add the older, niche stuff. Still, people have been crying out for this function since they first realised it was missing.
Now it seems to be getting closer. Users over on NeoGAF have noted a PS1 game’s appearance on the Vita store and screen grabbed a few images. What is this highly anticipated first game to indicate PS1 Classics compatibility? You might expect it to be Metal Gear Solid or Final Fantasy VII? No, it’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
The game doesn’t actually work yet but it’s there on the store, can be installed on the PS Vita and only ceases to function when you try to run it from its little install bubble. Surely this is an indication that we’re not too far away now?