E3 2011: But Sony already has plenty of other projects underway, insists Yoshida

Sony: PS Vita and PS3 could replicate Wii U system

SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida is interested in Nintendo’s recently announced Wii U, and says it will likely inspire PS Vita developers to carry out experiments with the newly named Sony handheld.

"It is very interesting the ways that Nintendo went with Wii U, and I was surprised it wasn’t exactly as it had been rumoured," Yoshida told Develop at E3.

"Already people are starting to ask about linking Vita and PS3 to do something similar, in terms of using two screens, and having controls on the screen.

"That’s very interesting, and we will have to experiment," he added, before suggesting that such work was already, to a certain extent, underway.

"Lots of the things that developers of Vita games are doing, as you may have seen, is experimenting with connectivities between Vita and PS3.

"The Wipeout [2048] team came up with their cross play ideas, and the other Vita teams have come up with ways of playing with two systems. It’s just a matter of time, as we provide the SDKs to developers so they can make use of both PS3 and Vita, and they might come up with something interesting."

Nintendo unveiled its new console, Wii U, at its Press Conference earlier today, the morning following Sony’s own event at which it named the system formally known by codename NGP.

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