Ubisoft rubbishes Vita naysayers

Those who are already writing Vita’s obituary are significantly jumping the gun, publisher Ubisoft has stated.

Ubisoft was a key supporter of the handheld with three launch titles and at E3 showed off a Vita version of Assassin’s Creed III.

It’s a really good platform and we’ve always liked it,” Ubisoft’s senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key told IGN.

The way it’s designed, it’s a beautiful piece of hardware. It’s got cool features that you can’t get anywhere else. And Assassin’s Creed, we believe, is the right type of game for that system.

It’s definitely too early to say that Vita’s not going to be a success.”

Key also claimed to be pleased that other big IP – most notably Call of Duty: Black Ops II – has been confirmed for the system.

Assassin’s Creed III is not the only big Vita game coming this holiday, and I think that’s a good thing,” Key added.

We’re actually very happy that there’s another big Vita game coming for Christmas from a competitor because we think that will raise all boats. It’s going to generate a lot of interest in the Vita this holiday season. Sony’s going to be spending a lot of money and resources to make sure that the Vita is there and it’s relevant and it’s doing well.”

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