"Traditional" Triple-A Games Don't Work for Vita, Says Sony

By Richard Wordsworth on at

Seems like the halcyon days of carrying Nathan Drake about with us on the bus may be over, if Sony Computer Entertainment's director of product planning and platform software innovation (just call him 'SHIELD'), Don Mesa, is to be believed. Writing on the PlayStation blog under a post celebrating the launch of the US Vita Slim, Mesa addressed the issue of  the handheld's lack of triple-A titles in the comments:

"The economics simply don’t work with the traditional process [of triple-A game development]. We have to do something different to get AAA 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. I can’t wait until PS Now is out on Vita – I hope you’ll try out the experience and let me know what you think."

That chimes with what we heard last week from the guys at Curve Studios, who described the Vita's future as a "haven for indies". Which is fine by us, if only because it makes a follow-up to Black Ops Declassified just that little bit less likely.

Via Gamespot.