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Naughty Dog Not Currently Working On Any Vita Games

Oh, leave 'em alone. They're busy with giant projects like The Last Of Us and Uncharted 4.

Still, I suppose everyone would've liked to see a Naughty Dog production for the PlayStation Vita. The excellent Uncharted: Golden Abyss was created by the Sony Bend studio, although Naughty Dog did consult on the project, as we understand it.

And the bottom line is that currently, the talented team doesn't plan to make any games for the PlayStation Vita. At first, it seemed they would: in speaking to GameTrailers and as cited by PSU, PlayStation brand marketing boss Guy Longsworth said Vita owners can expect first-party titles from all Sony studios, including "Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, Sony Santa Monica, and Media Molecule."

But Naughty Dog community head man Arne Meyer refuted that statement in the NeoGAF forums:

"We're not working on anything for PS Vita. I won't say never, ever, but there's no plans for it right now - we've always felt that consoles play to our strengths as a studio the best.

I hate to sound like a treading the line spin-meister here, but I've said that traditionally consoles have played to our strengths - and desires to push the utmost limit of resources and memory our tech and engine. That can change with the right handheld, as why I said I won't ever say 'never' but we hadn't encountered that yet."

There's no doubt that these guys need the power of a console like the PS3 to recognize their ambitious visions. As capable as the Vita is, it'd probably be pretty difficult to put The Last Of Us on there, right?

Tags: vita, playstation vita, naughty dog, uncharted

2/21/2012 8:36:55 PM John Shepard

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Comments (9 posts)

BikerSaint
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 @ 11:33:55 PM
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This news made me a sad Basset!

Hopefully ND will give us a few grade-A Vita treats so these threads don't wind up looking more like a couple of leathery ole "Beggin' Strips"

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Fane1024
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 4:31:40 AM

I thought you were a Chihuahua.

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dmiitrie
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 @ 11:39:12 PM
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Great! I'd much rather talented studios completely focus on home consoles.

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___________
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 3:40:16 AM
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not exactly a bad thing.
id much rather see them focus on console gaming, and leave portables to others.
bend is far more then capable of handling the uncharted series on vita!
in fact id go as far to say there even better suited then ND!
they made drake feel like a proper treasure hunter, instead of this faceless superhero!

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 11:05:10 AM
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that's much better when ND just focus on the PS console instead more of than the portable Vita, makes sense right, they expand the story and better graphics wise when played on the big screen.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 9:23:57 PM

I guess we will never know.

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cadpig
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 11:28:40 AM
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Hopefully,Naughty Dog will make some games for the PS Vita in the near future.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 9:23:43 PM
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I would have liked a nd game on the vita. It's a shame because since the studio has split into 2 they could have made the last of us and a vita game. Honestly i would rather have 2 new IP's one being the last of us and the other being a Vita game than just Uncharted 4.

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Crabba
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 4:04:24 PM
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That's great news!! Awesome talent like that should not be wasted on portable gaming. They only have so many people to work on new games, so let them focus all their energy on The Last of Us, and hopefully Uncharted 4 for the PS3!

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