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Sony reaffirms lack of triple-A PlayStation Vita development


Sony Computer Entertainment exec Masayasu Ito has reiterated PlayStation’s stance on developing big budget Vita titles.

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss – strangely absent from the recent PS4 Nathan Drake Collection.

“Currently, first party studios have no titles in development for PS Vita. Since third parties are working very hard on PS Vita, SCE’s own strategy is to focus on PS4.”

In short: Sony has no plans for triple-A Vita game development and nothing of the kind is currently in production.

Ito’s comments, made during a 4Gamer interview translated by Dualshockers, chime with what PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said back at E3.

“To be honest, I wouldn’t say we will have big AAA Vita games from first party,” Yoshida said, when asked why no big budget Vita titles were included in the company’s E3 press conference trailer.

“We have so much amazing AAA content from third parties, we have to put lots of those smaller games, including our own, into the (E3) trailer.”

Vita has found a niche as a platform supported by new indie releases and as a device that can be hooked up to PlayStation 4 and used for remote play.

But the handheld, despite Sony’s best intentions, has never found much success as the home of big budget handheld games.



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