Few First Party Games Coming To The Vita

It seems as though first-party support for Sony’s PlayStation Vita will slow down, with the company only readying plenty of indie and third-party titles for its handheld. This is all according to President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida. He explained, during an interview with Polygon, that the new strategy for Vita means less first-party titles, as these particular studios are all focusing on developing games for PlayStation 4. 

There’s also the case of graphics become less of of talking point for the system, which Yoshida believes is a fortunate development. “It’s very fortunate that the indie boom happened, and they are providing lots of great content to Vita,” he said. “Gameplay, game-mechanic wise, people want to spend 10 minutes, 15 minutes getting in and out. … Instead of watching big stories or cinematics, you can spend hours on Vita.”

PlayStation Now, Sony’s streaming service launching in open beta July 31, will also eventually allow PS3 titles to be streamed and played on the Vita, remedying the drought of AAA titles for the handheld.

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  1. tiffm2

    This is very disappointing; the PlayStation Vita is an amazing console with lots of potential, but it seems Sony just isn’t committed to it.

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