PlayStation Plus Coming To Vita, Cloud Storage Increased

Sony’s premium online service PlayStation Plus is getting an upgrade – and will also be making its way to handheld console PS Vita, the company announced at Gamescom.

The service’s cloud storage limit will increase from 150MB to 1GB in September, according to the PlayStation Blog. No details have been given on when the service will hit Vita (other than sometime this year), or of any offers or deals that will launch alongside it.

PlayStation Plus offers users access to free games, apps and other services (such as cloud saving and automatic downloads) for an annual or quarterly subscription. With the service recently changing to offer users full PS3 games, it’s pretty cost-effective – and should prove the same on Vita, providing full games are offered again.

In further PlayStation Plus news, it was also announced that September’s free game in Europe would be Red Dead Redemption. Details for North American users were not announced and it looks unlikely the same game will be available there.

The Vita’s sales haven’t been great, but this could help to turn things around – alongside all the other brilliant announcements at Gamescom, of course.

Do you own a Vita? Will this persuade you to subscribe to PlayStation Plus if you haven’t already? Let us know below.