Sony On Vita Losing Third-Party Support: "An Extremist Quote"
This is what happens when an exaggerated quote leads to extremist headlines.
Recently, a Nikkei report stated that many third-party game designers are shifting their focus from the PlayStation Vita to the Nintendo 3DS.
This was due to an unknown source, which should've elicited nothing more than a passing glance from journalists.
But sadly, that's not how things work. And now, Sony has been forced to respond to such headlines: Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios senior vice president Scott Rodhe told Gamasutra that the report in question was "greatly exaggerated" and offered some logic to boot:
"I did not see that quote, but you see extremist quotes like that all the time. I mean, obviously, there is no way anyone could stand in front of a camera and say that all developers are changing focus from one platform to another, no matter what it is."
Rohde reiterated previous Sony claims, saying that plenty of third-party developers have planned to support the Vita in the future. Major third-party franchises, such as Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, and Metal Gear Solid, have already been confirmed for Sony's new portable. So no, despite what some might want you to think, the Vita isn't DOA.
2/16/2012 11:45:52 AM Ben Dutka