Official Skype App For PlayStation Vita Now Available For Download (Free)
The gamers who want to use Video calls via Wi-Fi and 3G while you play with the Sony handled devices? Here’s Microsoft Acquired Skype service went live for your Play Station platform with an ease and Vita. Now, in addition to using your Playstation Vita to uncover lost cities of gold and destroy whole galaxies with mutant blobs, you’ll be able to use it to call your overseas friends.
Today taking a step forward Sony expands the functionality of the Vita by debuting a Skype app. The app will work with 3G and wi-fi, and make use of both the front and back cameras. It will also be able to run in idle mode in the background of games and alert players when they have incoming calls.
While we are yet to hear of any radical changes for the way in which the service operates, or any new additional user features, Microsoft has developed and released a Windows Phone Skype app, and has today announced that Sony’s new portable gaming device – the PS Vita – will also be given the Skype treatment.
The implementation of Skype on the PS Vita leaves a very crucial mark on the portable gaming industry, as this will be the first time ever when portable console owners will be able to make video calls on the go with the hope being that the availability of such a popular software package will rejuvenate Vita sales and go someway to proving just what the device is capable of doing outside the realms of gaming.
The official Skype app will be available for both the Wi-Fi and the 3G+Wi-Fi versions of the PlayStation Vita and will function as a backgrounded application, a feature that is noticeably lacking in the recent Skype for Windows Phone app. Manrique Brenes, Senior Director of Consumer Electronics at Skype had this to say about the driving factors behind the app launch:
Our users appreciate being able to access Skype features wherever and whenever they choose. With the launch of Skype for PS Vita, we are taking another step towards our ultimate goal of making Skype video-calling available on every platform, all over the world, and meeting the demands of existing PlayStation users to offer video on a gaming console.
Apart this, if you’re an PS Vita owner, the Skype app should be available as a free of charge download at some point later this day. Grab information about the app, head over to this official link.