Is Skyrim Possible for the PS Vita?

Gi - Skyrim released on Nov. 11 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Since its initial release, three different DLCs have become available for the game (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn). All three are readily available for the Xbox 360 with a limited exclusivity to that system, while two are currently available for the PC and none of the DLC is available for the PS3 (nor is there any real concrete answer as to when it will become available).

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Just_The_Truth1834d ago

I hope so that'd be great. GTAV would be amazing too.

jujubee881834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Also, I am VERY surprised to not see any VITA haters.

They usually show up by now. What gives? :/


"U keep track???"

No. It's just something I always see on a VITA sub like 'X big name game should come to VITA'.

I might keep track of it. It would be a fun experiment, I 'spose.

LOGICWINS1834d ago

"They usually show up by now. What gives? :/"

U keep track???

Anyways, I'm skeptical of Bethesda's coding on any non-PC version of a game.

UltraVegito1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

I'd like to see a open world game in general.

Back when the vita was known as the ngp it showed infinity blade running on it.

Imagine any kind of open world game with decent work put in it *drools*

Godchild10201834d ago

It sucks Dungeon Defenders on the Vita was cancelled.

TheLastGuardian1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

I don't have to imagine. I can play Gravity Rush, AC III: Liberation and NFS: Most Wanted right now.

I'd love a new GTA and a new inFAMOUS for the Vita.

violents1833d ago

I know, when vita came out bigwigs at sony were saying they had seen the vita run COD and mgs4, the full retail versions. And in theyre remoteplay adds showed playing killzone and a few other big names via remoteplay.

Wheres all that finctionality at sony. I bought yir damn handheld now keep yur promises.

jon12341834d ago

why gta 5? why not an entire new gta game????

CaptCalvin1833d ago

New XXXX game on a portable usually means spinoff developed with a fraction of the effort put into compared with that of a game developed for home consoles. At least that's what publishers interpret it as.

Oh_Yeah1833d ago

It already runs on remote play...though not on ofw.

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BlackIceJoe1834d ago

I would love to see an open world game like that on the PSVita.

Baylex1834d ago

Yes it would be awsome.
But the Vita is not that far away, see, we have gravity rush, assassin's creed and the freaking need for speed most wanted that most people forget to mention. All of them has huge open worlds, and I think the best one is the need for speed!!

iamnsuperman1834d ago

Like that but not that. I havnt got the best confidence in bethesda. The messed up with the console versions (in a way with the PC version which Mods solving the issues).

DragonKnight1834d ago

Not without a billion bugs it's not. Bethesda couldn't code the game right on the lead platform (360), so how would the Vita be any different?

zebramocha1834d ago

And don't forget that Ms will get timed dlc even though they don't have a handheld.

AznGaara1834d ago

It would definitely run better than the Ps3 though since the ram isn't split into two parts.

EddieNX 1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

What ? The vita is not as powerfull as the ps3 , doesn't matter about the RAM not being split into two parts. Here the Sony fans go again pretending the Vita is as powerfull as a Ps3 even though it's about 55% as powerfull.

In your dreams guys GTAV and Skyrim Could run on the Vita. Black ops declassified is a 540p dreamcast looking game running at 30FPS.

It couldn't run Skyrim unless the game was completely remade for the Vita , Same With GTAV. Good luck fitting a 16GB Ps3/360 Game onto Vita. And good luck getting it to run on the Vita's Handheld Architecture.

I'm not hating , Ps vita is AWESOME! But let's be real , it's about half as powerfull as a 360/ps3.

Uncharted Looks no where near as good on Vita as it does on PS3 Sony drones , yes I have played all the Uncharted games .

Edit - If the Vita was as powerfull as PS3 It would be chocked full of PS3 and 360 ports. All you've got so far is Rayman Origins , Some graphically reduced fighting games.

Godchild10201834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )


Why do you comment on every article that ask if X game is possible on the Vita and make your self look more and more like a a person that has no sense? Stick to what you know or think you know best and that is playing games, or at least that is what I think.

"What ? The vita is not as powerful as the ps3 , doesn't matter about the RAM not being split into two parts."

AznGaara never said the PSVita was more powerful, AznGaara said it would run better because the ram is not split. Reading is your friend. And if the ram being split doesn't matter why is always brought up in articles that compare games for the PS3 & 360?

"In your dreams guys GTAV and Skyrim Could run on the Vita."

You contradicted you self when you made this comment; It couldn't run Skyrim unless the game was completely remade for the Vita , Same With GTAV. Proof reading is your friend (Something I need to do more often as well).

"Edit - If the Vita was as powerful as PS3 It would be chocked full of PS3 and 360 ports. All you've got so far is Rayman Origins , Some graphically reduced fighting games. "

As far as it looks, the game is full of ports, so again, a no sense comment. Isn't that what every one that talks about games on the Vita mentions, The Vita is full of ports? We are also getting Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden, both or which are on the PS3.

Also Need For Speed Most Wanted says hello.

Ulf1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

The PS3's RAM being in two parts is a minor pain to workaround, but a performance issue, it's not. No more than doing tiled rendering inside a 10MB framebuffer certainly.

If you knew a little more about the Vita, you'd realize that it's main issues would be that Skyrim, per se, would be CPU bound on ANY mobile CPU. Cutting GPU expenses would be a far easier task than cutting physics, AI, etc. without damaging the experience. Memory would be a non-issue.

Skyrim deserves long play sessions, in any case. I doubt Bethesda sees it as a good fit... for the Vita, or iPad, etc. Maybe even for the Wii U. Where is Wii U Skyrim, after all?

CPU-bound, relative to the PS3, maybe?

Kingthrash3601834d ago

@ ulf
When I'm at work... I'm there for a loooong time. I beat need for speed mw at work spent 60hr so far in persona. I can't see why I couldn't play skyrim. Plus these a ps button on the vita that pauses the game and sleeps and I can continue right where I left off. I think it as well as any game can be played for long periods of time. I don't think you or kingofwii owns a vita most haters don't.

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fabod861834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Well, with the obvious optimization to the graphic and the resolution, i think it could be possible. If you think about it the Vita has more ram memory than the PS3, that was the main issue that Bethesda had with the PS3 version of the game.

BrianG1834d ago

The PS3 has 512MB of RAM, 256MB for the CPU and 256MB for the GPU.

The Vita has 512MB of system RAM and only 128MB for video RAM. More RAM total, but less video RAM, which is arguably more important for games.

Since they would be rendering the game at a lower resolution I'm sure it could be easily done.

EddieNX 1834d ago

Yeh , So because the PS vita has Same RAM as Ps3 or even a little bit more that means it's the same or more powerfull ?

Be real. Everything else in the Vita is nowhere near PS3 standards.

Again , I'm not hating. I have played the Vita exstensively , and it's quite clear that due to being a small handheld device , it is nowhere near as powerfull as a Ps3.

Don't come at me with 3DS BS , I know it's more powerfull than 3DS. But if you compare PS vita to PS3,360 the vita doesn't come close.
And It would have no chance at running Games like Skyrim or GTAV. The Vita would need Super watered down versions or Spin offs built for the system.

Ulf1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )


Where was the Wii U Skyrim announcement? I missed it. Certainly Wii U has enough memory...


joeorc1833d ago (Edited 1833d ago )

Quite correct: BrianG

the PSVita's SOC also happens to be a True TSV for a Hand Held , the first of it's kind in a dedicated Game Handheld.

and since it is a True TSV connected Stack chipset, the bandwidth contraints would be less effected on the PSVita than on both the PS3 and the xbox360. As a matter of fact less Resolution+SOC TSV with 512 MB of System ram + andother 128 MB of dedicated GPU ram. all without having to go off chip through it's SOC system Bus means it's quite capable in rendering the game assets required for such a game.

Oh and Kingofwiiu

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Skate-AK1834d ago

I don't think the engine would make a clean transition to Vita. I think a game like Skyrim is completely possible though.

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