Submitted by Gekko 1045d ago | opinion piece

Why Skyrim PS Vita Release Will Never Happen

Marlon Votta:

While PlayStation 3 gamers are still waiting for all three DLCs for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim there has still been no movement as far as when or if any will become available, giving us cause to feel that Bethesda’s popular title has had problems with this platform since the game was released. This brings up the question whether we will ever see a PS Vita version in the future or would this be too hard to reproduce on the handheld. (PS Vita, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

Nitrowolf2  +   1045d ago
eh XD, did people really expect a Vita version? I doubt many did, especially most ps3 users after that buggy mess
admiralvic  +   1045d ago
I thought the lack of PS3 support was a bigger sign. I mean who would expect another version of the game when we can't even get the DLC?
kane_1371  +   1045d ago
Why should we even get a Skyrim on Vita, we should actually try to avoid Console games on Vita, it is just stupid.
Let us have handheld games for handheld consoles and the general video games on home consoles.
zebramocha  +   1045d ago
@Kane but Mario,luigi mansion,resident evil,Mario kart,zeld,were are all console games,as long as the developer can execute the game well,then what's the problem.
NukaCola  +   1045d ago
I personally would prefer Fallout on Vita. It would fit ever so phenomenally.
TheGamerDood  +   1045d ago
They can't even get DLC right on the PS3 you think they'll actually port a decent version to the Vita? heh You don't reward lazy incompetent devs with more money you boycott them.
cpayne93  +   1045d ago
@zebramoch Spin-offs are different than ports. I would rather have spin offs than games I can get on console.
TruthBTold  +   1045d ago
Who ever even considered Skyrim coming to Vita? These articles are so desparate. "Will we ever see God of War on XBox?", "Doesn't look like Sony will see a Mario game on their system this gen". I know Skyrim is multiplat but if anyone had any hopes of Skyrim coming to Vita it must have been someone with no clue of hardware requirements and limitations or some website just writing pointless articles to capture hits.
Snookies12  +   1045d ago
Uhhh, because Bethesda doesn't care about PlayStation players. That's why... Quite obvious from their mess of a Skyrim on the system.
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Irishguy95  +   1045d ago
Dat ram
DragonKnight  +   1045d ago
You mean dat exact same amount of ram that the 360 has?
DragonKnight  +   1045d ago
Apparently the disagrees are from people that don't know that the PS3 has 512MB of ram split into XDR and GDDR3 RAM. I guess it's link time for facts but we all know how many people don't like facts.


"The PlayStation 3 has 256 MB of XDR DRAM main memory and 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory for the RSX."

What's 256 plus 256?
Thirty3Three  +   1045d ago

Sooo... I love my Vita; I guess you can say I'm anything BUT an xbox fanboy (I mean, I really dislike the console) HOWEVER

I must correct;

The 360 has more ram than the PS3.
The PS3 has 256.
The Vita has more ram than a PS3.

... Yeah :/
one2thr  +   1045d ago
Not to throw a stick in your wheel but the:

PS3 has the same amount of RAM as the 360 but the PS3 RAM is split, not unified...

PS3: 256 XDRam+256 Ram
360: 512 Ram

The Vita has more RAM than both PS3 and 360...

Vita: 512Ram + 128 Vram

The Vita is also better at multitasking than both consoles as well, but can't play as many media formats compared to the PS3...
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zebramocha  +   1045d ago
The ps3 has 256Mb main memory,256Mb of VRAM for a total of 512Mb,the 360 has 512Mb of unified ram.
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Queasy  +   1045d ago
This makes as much sense as saying "Why the Los Angeles Lakers will never win the Super Bowl."
onyoursistersback  +   1045d ago
They can't even make it run right on a ps3...! What chance they got on the Vita?!
TENTONGUN  +   1045d ago
vita has no cell. i think just 3 cores like the 360. if im right,, which im not saying i am cause im no tech dork. should be easier to develope shouldnt it. if im wrong im sure someone will let me know huh
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Belking  +   1045d ago
Make it happen sony. Vita could use a title like this to help with the lagging sales.
nirwanda  +   1045d ago
Its hardly suitable for a quick burst of handheld gameing.

I would like to see skyrim on next gen consoles with some of the mods or even a choice of mod and surely it would be that hard to do, after all alot of new gen games are ports from the original console
Tonester925  +   1045d ago
I wouldn't buy it. I already have it on PS3
strigoi814  +   1045d ago
bethesda hasnt made a good rpg without tons of bugs on ps3..so why would i expect them to touch my vita???
cmpunk53  +   1045d ago
Not really expecting a Skyrim Vita but maybe an exclusive may be Travels series or an enhanced port of Morrowind.
nirwanda  +   1045d ago
I would buy a vita if it had an enhanced version of morrowind even if they just put a proper mapping system in it, i loved skyrim and oblivion but could get into morrowind i got seriously lost wandering around in the wilderness just after the starting town and it put me off a bit
cmpunk53  +   1045d ago
I agree! have you played morroblivion? that would be awesome.
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   1045d ago
i would love a hand held version, then again Nvidia's Shield 2 (or whatever its called, hopefully it will support 4G) might do the job.

they need to support the modding community more. like helping us figure out stuff about the engine that we are having problems with
specsmatter  +   1045d ago
Not only did the ps3 version have bugs but xbox version as well so lets clarify that up front.

Secondly i didnt buy it on ps3, so wouldnt buy it on vita. I dont give free passes to incompetent devs that have had years to master systems but make buggy games on both (some worse than others)
nirwanda  +   1045d ago
Open worlds with lots to do and characters living out daily routines are more prone to bugs than something that hold your hand though the game, I think there have been too many go here do this do that games this gen
specsmatter  +   1045d ago
From what i gather Skyrims world was very empty but im just going by what ppl complained about. I find that true of most open world games thats why i dont like them much. That and redundancy due to repetitious missions and submissions.

I hope next gen systems improve on that aspect and add more characters and enemies in open world games and increase the scope of things with more to do.

Infamous 2 is an open world game that does things well with minimal bugs and problems.
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trenso1  +   1045d ago
yea lots to do alright more like a lot of run arounds with a few epic quests in between like the daedric and guild quests other than that the game is a very bland. cities dont feel like cities and between there arent even small villages just the few farm houses.
portal_2  +   1045d ago
They wouldn't seriously consider porting that antiquated Gamebryo mutilation to the Vita :D
memots  +   1045d ago
This is the first time i hear that this could possibly go to Vita. And article to tell why it won't get to the Vita seems more like a get hit attempt since no one ever talked about this possibility.
dee-ecks  +   1045d ago
Yeah, nobody thought they were going to in the first place!
BigStef71  +   1045d ago
I would love a fallout game on the vita. Make it happen Bethesda!!!! For Elder Scrolls I know there was a psp game in the works but unfortunately it got canned so maybe they'll do one for vita
nirwanda  +   1045d ago
@ specsmaster every character in skyrim would go about there daily tasks(they go to work chat to one another etc) and if they came into contact with one another responded, for instance if you got jump by bandits, and it was seen by a guard they would try and help, and their are many ways to play the game too.

And alot of it is very well written in places i liked the thieves guild stuff, trying to break into places without being seen, and the daedra stuff good too
Gr81  +   1045d ago
If The devs
Wanted to do it no question Vita could run it. The tech is that awesome.

But business wise it makes no sense, the userbase is too small. It's selling worse than the Dreamcast.
Tei777  +   1045d ago
Who wanted a Vita version of SKyrim? That would be a massive waste of development time, just to port a game everyone has already played to death.

A updated version Vita version of Morrowind is what I was hoping for.
profgerbik  +   1045d ago
Why... I don't give a rats ass.. They can't even get DLC on PS3 to work.. Why the hell would I give them the time of day with a new system.

Like they would do any better.
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Kingthrash360  +   1045d ago
My care level for an unannounced, unofficial, only highly speculated by random people vita game is very low. I couldn't care less about speculation. May as well say why assassins creed 3 isn't going to be on the 3ds. It's just dumb they could have made an article about a game that has been announced and cancelled or up in the air but this is just another waste article.
That said a game of that scale would be nice. When GTA gets announced then make a article about it.
HENDRIX  +   1045d ago
Everyone forgot about GAICAI?!?!
redtideone11  +   1044d ago
Ram issue for skyrim dlc on ps3 is a lie, it's all just a cover up for why they won't bring it to the ps3. it's because Microsoft bought it out to be exclusive for the xbox 360.

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