Why Sony Probably Won’t Make PlayStation Vita 2

27 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Climate “not healthy” for PlayStation Vita successor — Sony.

Sony is seeing massive success with their PlayStation 4, despite the track records with Vita and PlayStation TV so whatever comes next will be nothing if not interesting.During the developer session at EGX 2015, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, implied that there wouldn’t be a successor to the PlayStation Vita anytime soon. With a touchscreen on its front, a touchpad on its rear, two analogue sticks and a camera, the PS Vita would be able to offer sillier games such as Frobisher Says, as well as more hardcore and mature games such as Killzone: Mercenary. Gas” from the Hackinformer forum has released a method showing how you can tweak the PlayStation TV’s software compatibility with a simple hack and play games that it’s currently not compatible with.

When the PS TV email app receives this message and tries to open the attached file, it crashes, and by doing so leaves the door open for a firmware modification. Players can unlock the ability by using this method and a specially built “whitelist” file, to play many (but not all) previously incompatible Vita games and apps on their PlayStation TV, including Netflix. The PlayStation TV already lets users simulate the touchscreen and rear touchpad using a DualShock controller, so occasional touch-based mini-games shouldn’t be a big concern (though the Vita’s camera and tilt controls are a different story).

All you need to do is only send PlayStation TV a message from your email app with the writer.eml file attached (a download link can be found on the source’s website) and rename it as #0 without an extension. But these new offerings have all been offset by the lack of first party titles, the shutdown of the PlayStation Mobile program, and the fact that Sony considers the console to be a “legacy” platform. Perhaps most importantly, though, it was the music which accompanied players throughout its three-hour campaign that pulled hardest on the heartstrings.

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So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues but the climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming.” While many people will be disappointed by Yoshida’s words, he is correct in saying that the smartphone market is a tough place to compete. This year, mobile gaming revenues are expected to overtake that of console games, with titles like Clash of Clans, Angry Birds 2, and even the new game from pop singer Demi Lovato making bank from microtransactions. Whatever be the case, thanks to the efforts of the hacking community, it is good to see that PlayStation TV owners now have more control over their own hardware and a bigger library of potential games to play. The company’s smartphone business may not be doing so well (investors have called for them to sell it off) but they just announced their Sony Xperia Z5 Premium flagship phone and with that handset having a 4K display and 3GB of RAM (almost six times the Vita’s 512MB of RAM) it gives consumers yet another reason not to buy the company’s handheld games console instead.

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