PALO ALTO, Calif. April 24, 2012
Skype on PS Vita runs in "background mode" for users while gaming or using other applications* and users have the capability to "pause" a game, conduct a call and then return to their previous activity. Additionally, PS Vita features both front and rear facing cameras, which allows users to switch back and forth between the two during a Skype call. This is a great benefit of never missing a call even when playing a game or using another app.
Twelve time world champion Fatal1ty was one of the first users to test-drive the application.
"As a gaming enthusiast, I am always in search for a next big thing," said Fatal1ty. "When I heard Skype was going to be featured on PS Vita, my first thought was this was going to be the device that sets the bar for all new gaming consoles-connecting with family and friends while playing your favorite game."
Skype is communications software whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently introduced group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things together whenever they’re apart.
*It may take up to 48 hours for the app to propagate in all local PlayStation®Stores.
**Certain games will shut off network connectivity during use, which will stop incoming Skype calls. Certain applications will not be able to "pause" during a call.