First party titles for PlayStation Vita are still in development, Sony has insisted.
SCE’s SVP Masayasu Ito was reported last week as saying that: Currently, first party studios have no titles in development for Vita. Since third parties are working very hard on Vita, SCE’s own strategy is to focus on PS4, which is a new platform.”
However, VG247 reports that Sony Europe boss Jim Ryan told journalists at Paris Games Week that this is no longer the case.
To clarify what was said about Vita, which was either misinterpreted or misreported: I think what was said was that we’re no longer in the business of triple-A development of games for Vita,” he cpuntered. But there is still first-party Vita content being worked upon.”
This is pretty much in line with previous messaging from the company.
In May of last year SCEA’s product planning and platform software innovation director Don Mesa said the economics of handheld triple-A titles such as Killzone: Mercenary and Uncharted: Golden Abyss simply don’t work”.
He added: We have to do something different to get triple-A games on Vita. We accomplished it to a certain degree by making PS4 games work on Vita via remote play. PS Now will be another way, streaming PS3 games on Vita.”