Yoshida: Climate “Not Healthy” for PlayStation Vita 2 Due to Dominance of …

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

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Quizzed by a fan on whether the PlayStation Vita could ever get a successor, the likeable suit told a packed panel that while his team has enjoyed working on the system, the mobile sector is a different beast these days.Have you just recently bought a PlayStation TV and was frustrated to find out that the PS Vita titles you hoped you could play on the PlayStation TV just isn’t possible?At this year’s EGX, Sony Corp.’s (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) Shuhei Yoshida, president of Worldwide Studios of Sony Computer Entertainment, revealed during a Q/A session that the company currently has no plans to bring a successor to PlayStation Vita.

The console constantly has a string of very solid indie games coming to it, but Sony have not been promoting it in front of audiences at conferences and even Sony’s Andrew House called it a “legacy console” earlier this year. In a Q&A session held during EGX 2015, he was asked whether Sony is considering a PlayStation Vita 2 or not, to which he said that as much as he loves the Vita, the climate is “not healthy” for handhelds due to the “dominance” of mobile gaming.

While holding fair sales in their domestic market of Japan, the Vita just never caught on with the same fire that its predecessor, the PSP, did worldwide. Yoshida believes that the free-to-download nature of many games has earned mobile gaming massive dominance and market share, and that the “climate is not healthy” for introducing the next handheld. Yoshida said that “People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones”, and added that “many games on smartphones are free, or free to start” while PS Vita games are comparatively more expensive. “We worked really hard on designing every aspect”. That makes sense for games that make heavy use of the Vita’s camera or rear touchpad, but not for Vita games like Mortal Kombat, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and dozens more portable titles that seem ideal for TV play but are nonetheless incompatible with PlayStation TV.

While the handheld was a powerful device that sported a host of new features like touch screen and 3D track pad, it has had a rough time over the years. While not all games utilize these features, Sony went on to implement a controversial whitelist for their PlayStation TV microconsole that would prevent Vita games from being played on it, a decision which our technical users might see the point of implementing.

Many considered Vita to be an excellent gaming device and one that can offer console-quality graphics, but Sony hasn’t exactly showered it with much attention. Elsewhere during the Q&A session, Yoshida commented on Michael Pachter’s recent prediction about the end of the console era, stating that similar analyst reports have been cropping up since the advent of the original PlayStation, and are proven wrong time and time again. Going over the twenty years of PlayStation and recalling games that made their mark on the PS One, Yoshida revealed that Syphon Filter studio, Sony Bend, is currently working on an “awesome, cool” game. When asked whether we’d see another WipEout title, he said “never say never.” However, there isn’t much hope for the revival of Crash Bandicoot unless Activision decides to make another game as it owns the IP.

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