Sony: PS Vita Audience is “Really Hungry for an Endless Stream” of Smaller Games
Don't count me in :D I want some high quality games. Exclusive games that I can't experience anywhere else! Like Uncharted Abyss or Crisis Core on PSP.
Lol I thought they were mean. I read that as, "We don't have AAA titles for you right now. But, we have a batch of indie games that will keep you busy. Deal with it" I'm sorry, but the Vita has no future so far. Maybe, Sony devs will focus on vita after they are done with PS4. That's the only hope Vita has.
"But we’re ALSO seeing that the audience is really hungry for an endless stream of these smaller games." This is in addition to larger games. Not in lieu of.
Maybe this is just the beginning for the PS vita
I honestly could care less if the Vita gets indies. I get them on a bigger screen on my PS3/PS4 and sometimes for like 99 cents on PC. I'm not someone who cares about portable gaming so for me it's just another platform to play games on. And currently as far as AAA exclusives go, I'm seriously let down, and don't see much hope for the future aside from remote play.
Well we should still be getting a steady stream of Japanese games because the Vita is doing well in Japan, but yeah, if you don't like niche localizations, you're pretty much screwed.
The only future i see is naruto manga & anime will end soon because the quality already gone downhill for this past years. I'm glad though because people will put more attention to real masterpiece such as Jojo's Bizzare, Persona 4, Attack on Titan, Hunter x Hunter, or Patlabor ^^
Vita owner.. I want a model with physical L2, R2, L3, and R3 buttons; so remote play works like you're using a controller instead of crap touch controls where you can't judge finger placement and presses. Sony, you know physical buttons are important: http://www.youtube.com/watc... (49 second mark if it doesn't bring you there automatically) So add them in the next Vita model.. or your next handheld, whenever that will be. . . Now disagree like usual when I bring up physical buttons, because I was semi-critical of Sony, then praise it as the greatest thing ever when it comes out..
i read your comment as "im poor and cant afford a vita so ill bash it, but my bashing wont be accurate because im just a casual gamer"
What I dont get about Sony is that its great they are going for indies, but why not try and get major publishers to bring over their mobile games? I mean, things like FF Dimensions, Dead Space Mobile, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Deus Ex, Hitman Go, Sonic remix titles, Soul Calibur etc etc... there are games that are part of traditional gaming genres (maybe not fully featured) that would be both small yet still similar to main entries in the respective IPs. I just dont get it... these games would be so awesome. I would love FF Dimensions or a port of the updated TWEWY...
I think they alread tried. One example you can buy Chaos Rings (from Wild Arms dev and published by SE) from PSN and play it on vita. I don't have the chance to buy it but my friends telling me it's really good. For other titles, maybe they already tried to negotiate it with major publishers. But who knows...maybe those major publishers don't see enough reason to release the games for vita.
San Andreas stories
either a gta or a resident evil like revelation
I see like 2 games I want the rest of 2014 maybe. Not sure about 2015, but I'm hoping it gets a bit better. PSP took a few years to REALLY get going so I still have hope.
you seem like a casual, im guessing those 2 games are cod and madden, sorry to break your heart, theyre not coming to the vita
i guess this lets us Vita owners know exactly where Sony is headed with the device. smh
I know I am
Sounds like shovelware and I'll pass on that
I think you should read the article. He is talking about indie games appearing on the PS4 and the Vita
Exactly, what Scott is saying he seeing its Both, but many times those smaller releases are only on living room console's so Scott also stated that its also about putting more of those type of games also not just the big games he is saying both types. The reason for the slow number of big releases is that for one they take a larger resources pool not just in money but team size also. But also the Unity 3D game engine for instance is not finished being ported yet for the PSVita. Once that gets ported the PSVita AAA developments of new games will increase. Before it takes anywhere from 12 to 18 months for a single AAA game look at how long freedom wars took to release. Once Unity 3D is finished that time to triangle for not just AAA games will be faster and more games can be made.
That statement couldn't be more wrong vita owners want AAA games not a bunch of indie games. Indie games are great but that shouldn't be the main focus of the handheld.
its as if they are looking at market perception to what we buy...which is wrong... if a game like Crisis Core (which is a PSP game) appeared on the vita store, i will buy (OBVIOUSLY) if a game like Patapon/Loco Roco where on the Vita, i would obviously buy them.... but they're not there, so i look at the other games that are available. There are of course lots of indie games, and they are mostly pretty good, and some are amazing (like Hotline Miami) but com'n...if thats what they think, then consider me Out...
Actually I think they need to be (especially for the Vita). AAA games just don't sell well on the Vita so why have high production cost when its own small install base doesn't buy it. I don't think it necessarily needs to be indie games but smaller games with smaller teams is the way forward (look at tearaway, that didn't sell well but the initial investment is a lost smaller with 15 guys working on it)
Have you seen COD black ops declassified sales??? The game sold very well despite the fact that is terrible.
I'll be content with PS Now, though I wouldn't mind some solid AAA handheld games.
Sony really knows what they are doing when its comes to stuff!
You are hilarious.........
I bet they are more hungry for a full refund!
I'm just glad we will be getting 2 free games a month coming up with PS+. Pretty sweet. I'll wait for the a sale to pick up any bigger titles.
Too bad memory cards are super-expensive and you need them to hold all the free games.
I agree. I decided to invest and cough up the hundred bucks for the 64 GB card though so I'm good. Glad I didn't tell my wife about that one.
are you poor?
This just proves how out of touch Sony are with the Vita fanbase, that or they're just saying this because they really don't have any big triple A games coming anytime soon.
Those are nice -- some of them I truly love -- but I also want big guns like Final Fantasy Type-0 and others playable on my Vita.
Just keep localizing them Japanese games and I could care less what you think or do Sony.
No the Vita crowed like myself is hungry for exclusive franchises that I can't play on the Ps3 or Ps4! You wanna know why the Ds and 3Ds have always done better? Games like (main franchise) Pokemon that you can ONLY play on those systems.... Some news at E3 you haven't given up would have been good too but that has come and gone with nothing to look forward too. Give me a reason to want to play my vita, I don't want Uncharted, Killzone, and God of War spin offs because they are always a lot weaker than the main system games.
No we are not. We are hungry for good AAA games THAT ARENT PORTS OR INDIES.
@trickman888 And Scott stated its: " both types of games" He is not just saying they are only saying indie's as the main focus..read the Quote again people! Like I have been saying for a while until Unity 3D gets finished or released many developers are waiting for the engine to be completely ported, because as it is right now the demo does not allow publishing! No point in trying to release anything until you can publish your game or app , Unity 3D trust me is a very big deal. With remote play and now psp getting later this year in some regions no longer in production in its years the playstation vita is set to take the place for a number of those psp developers from 1st and 3rd party PSP development teams. Demo of remote play on a playstation vita TV in action https://m.youtube.com/watch... The remote play or streaming ps3 games will fill the gap of AAA release IP that is in developments right now with Unity 3D game engine still not finished yet almost there set to release for summer, many developers are waiting hell even 1st party they infact use the unity 3D game engine also. Just like the video there FF works in a remote play environment, with streaming PS3 games to boot, there is going to be more time to wait until unity 3D engine gets released into than its about the smaller teams ,but soon as Unity 3D is finished an releases we will be seeing more AAA releases for playstation Vita.
Bull. Vita has been selling at a mediocre rate in Japan, and crap in the US. The top at sony view the system as a PS4 accessory. It being a PS4 accessory isn't selling the Vita enough to get it out of it's sales slump, and neither are the wave of indies that appear on it. - Vita is selling bad - publishers don't want to focus big budget games on a system that is selling bad - developers would rather do ports and indies than big budget, or good exclusive AAA games There wont be any focus for Big name AAA games. There hasn't been in the last couple of years, and it's practically too late at this point unless they pull off some miracles. Vita is doomed in terms of getting the exclusive library comparable to that of the 3DS or EVEN THE FUCKING PSP. Square won't even do a "remaster" of FINAL FANTASY TYPE 0, and yet it's coming on the PS4 AND THE FUCKING XBONE. THERE IS BARELY ANYTHING LEFT And I say this as a Vita/3DS/PSP/DS owner. There is no "certain time where we'll see more AAA releases"
I call bs on the Type 0 rage. If it were available to the Vita people would just say "ptff, I can just play the better version on a bigger screen, vita loses again" Wipe your tears and just get rid of it.
Garbage post. People can decide to play it on a bigger screen, or alternately play it via portable which the Vita provides. Something the PS4 and the XB1 can't. Remote play doesn't replace playing the game natively on the Vita. It wouldn't "lose" because it got the game in the first place. I don't think you understand so let me explain it to you more, by caps. VITA OWNERS WANTED TYPE 0 IN ENGLISH. IT WASNT OFFICIALLY RELEASED IN ENGLISH FOR THE PSP, SO PSP OWNERS WHO SWITCHED TO THE VITA ARE SCREWED WHEN IT COMES TO TYPE 0, UNLESS THEY HAVE A HACKED PSP. HAVING A VERSION OF TYPE 0, EVEN IF IT ISNT AS GOOD AS THE PS4 VERSION, IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. BECAUSE ATLEAST THEY HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN HIGHER RESOLUTION VS PORTABILITY It doesn't get Type 0. AAA games are lacking. What else is there besides indies and horrible ports? Nothing. Take off the fanboy goggles.
Sony is totally clueless. It's getting embarrassing...
Minecraft will probably be the only game I'll be playing on it. The reason I'm holding on to it is because of Minecraft and hoping for Fallout 4 Remote play let me dream !
Smaller? No. Wait. Hold on. We want bigger games.
No... Look sony, I love indies, but I dont need the Vita for that! I hope that we will at least keep getting japanese games here in the west because without these we wont see anymore worthwhile games...
That's not all we want. Indies are great and I think Vita is the best system to play them on, but it needs a good balance of big and small titles. More exclusives like Gravity Rush, Killzone Mercenary, and Tearaway is what I'm really hungry for.
I want it all, an endless stream of smaller games is only a piece of the puzzle.
I want an endless stream of mid-tier Japanese titles... I don't care much for western indies
I bought a vita for AAA games! I have an iphone for the endless stream of smaller games.
PlayStation is starting to pull an Xbox with the Vita. Don't tell us what we want. We tell you, and we want AAA and AAA exclusives.
Lol no. No we are not.
Development Head for Sony Worldwide Studios America Scott Rohde addressed people’s issues, beginning with the lack of AAA titles after he was asked if the indie surge has steered them away from bigger titles: (It’s both to me.) See that right there he is not just talking about only small games only! I mean there are still games that are developed that are large. You’ve got Freedom Wars, you’ve got [Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines]; these are very interesting, what you’re calling ‘big style’ platform games. But we’re also seeing that the audience is really hungry for an endless stream of these smaller games. Again: just to stir the pot to make it seem something its not
so basicly vita gets one AAA game every 6 months and the rest are indies..also the "AAA" games are most prob JRPG which most westerners dont care about.
Well they are investing in lowering the costs in development, man power requirements and over all time requirement to triagle, that's why Sony has been investing to get an engine level like Unity 3D ported over, its taking a long time but once its finished development times for larger AAA budget games will be much faster to produce. Smaller team requirements and of course lower budget requirements.
"games are most prob JRPG which most westerners dont care about" So tell me majorgecko, if most westerners don't care about JRPG than why there's a lot of rage from western gamers when FF Type-0 not come to vita? If most westerners don't care about JRPG than why there's a lot of request to localize Tales series, God Eater 2, Valkyria Chronicles 3, Drakengard 3, Phantasy Star Online 2, Legend of Heroes, etc etc?
i want freaking BIG GAMES!!! not smaller one's i don't even care if its an endless stream or not
Fire Scott Rohde as soon as you can Sony. We need someone that BELIEVES in their product, that knows what their fans really want. He's simply a freaking joke. Worst handheld console management in history of gaming.
It is the freaking the PSP all over again.. I want big games. Indie games are fine to a certain extent.. heck I'd be happy if we could get Score! World Goals on the Vita, but you know that's never gonna happen.
rewording should be, Ps vita audience is really hungry for an endless stream of AAA games.
I was buying all these unique indie titles... But then it got madness, just like steam sale. Buying and not playing for lack of time/opportunity to play the Vita out of home. Add that the memory card gets full easily and I'm done with this "endless steam"
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