Sony backpedals on PS Vita first party support, clarifies original statement

Recently it was made known that Sony was ending first party support for their ill-fated hand held system, the PS Vita. This news was the topic of many debate and left a pretty bad taste in the mouths of PS Vita supporters, especially new users who recently picked up the system. No first party support typically means that a system is on life support, at least that’s what it usually means. 

However today, Sony’s European branch boss, Jim Ryan, spoke with VG247 recently and acclaimed that there is still first party support for PS Vita. He feels that the announcement was not relayed correctly and in fact Sony is still working on first party games for the PS Vita, however just don’t expect anymore AAA games for the system from Sony. 

“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. But there is still first-party Vita content being worked upon. – Jim Ryan”

So there you have it folks, apparently we’ll still get support for the PS Vita from Sony, just don’t expect any AAA games. I suppose this means that Sony will relay on either quirky titles that could be hit or miss, but also looking to gain even more Indie developer support for the hand held. So I suppose that rules out ever getting a Gran Turismo or even a Demon’s Souls remake on the platform and that makes me sad. 

At the same time, i suppose this also means that Sony can 100% focus on first party support for the PlayStation 4 now. They never were good at managing two different platforms at the same time in my book.

Are you a Sony PS Vita owner? If so, what do you think about the backpedaling by Sony?

Source: VG247

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