Sony is slowing first party support for the PS Vita, focus will now be on Indies, third party

ps_vita_systemSony has revealed that they are dwindling their first party support for the PS Vita.  The consoles focus will instead now be on indies, remote play, and third party titles.  This news was revealed by  Shuhei Yoshida,  President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, in a recent interview with Polygon.  “When we launched PSP titles, a big talking point was PS2-quality games in your hands,” Yoshida told Polygon. “It was an amazing experience to play PS2-quality like Twisted Metal on your portable device. But as time went on and the PS3 launched and people started to see next-gen games, that PS2 quality was not enough. People’s expectations for the quality just moved on.”

“So when we launched the Vita with Uncharted, it was amazing; PS3-like quality in your palm, but as time moved on, you are seeing PS4 quality and people’s expectations for the graphic fidelity has gone up.”  Yoshida went on to say that graphics will now be far less of a selling point for the handheld, and was appreciative of the many indie games that were playable on Vita at Sony’s E3 booth this year.  “Gameplay, game mechanic wise, people want to spend 10 minutes, 15 minutes getting in and out. On Vita, it’s great with suspended functionality, so these indie games really great for that from a game design standpoint”

When asked if Sony would ever consider bundling the PS Vita and the PS4, like some retailers have already done unofficially, Yoshida replied “Never say never.”

by, Bobby Marquardt


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