Some PS Vita Developers Weren't Properly Warned the PSN Store Would Close.

"The PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3, PSP, and PS Vita is coming to a close, and while not a lot of folks are still making games for the PS3 or PSP these days, there are still games for the Vita very much in development. And according to their developers, they found out about the PSN closures right around the same time as everyone else."

Silly gameAr971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

Oh stfu. they had how may years since the vita has been out? I hope no one falls for this bulls**t.

People like to talk about how the Vita failed, until it didn't fail, huh?

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Atom666970d ago

It'll hit 10 years this holiday.

Despite millions of people spending $$$ on their premium handheld, Sony dropped its support of its own system within a few short years of release.

It was kept alive by talented and committed devs making the very same types of games reported on here.

So, yeah, it is bullshit. But not in the way you're shilling about.

MadLad970d ago

Not only did the Vita fail, being Sony failed to properly support it, but Sony also failed the indie developers who still chose to support it.

Double fail ony Sony's part.

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Limitedtimestruggle970d ago

A real douchebag move by Sony for sure. No excuses.

Imortus_san970d ago

Not warning the game devopers 1 year before if just madness.

Extermin8or3_969d ago

You mean them discontinuing support for out of warranty ones and ceasing manufacture in summer 2019 wasn't enough notice...

MadLad969d ago

Not really. Sony basically tossed the Vita to the side only a couple years in. It's not surprising you'd stop manufacturing them if people weren't looking into new ones.
That's a lot different than taking down a digital storefront, which is basically needed for the indies who were still supporting the Vita.

Imortus_san968d ago (Edited 968d ago )

Sony only made first party games during the Vita first 3 years, so I fail to see understand coment.

Extermin8or3_969d ago (Edited 969d ago )

I mean they discontinued manufacturing of the vita 2 years ago... so really as a dev you had to know the clock was clicking surely? I think you'd have to be nuts to put any money into a new project for a device that sold so few units, got such little support and had stopped being manufactured.

Orpheo969d ago

This article should not have been approved as it is a duplicate story.


Geoff Keighley Talks Dave the Diver: Is it Indie?

A few weeks back, when the nominations for the Game Awards were announced and set to be chosen in December, quite a considerable controversy struck over one particular game being nominated for the Best Indie Game, that being Dave the Diver.

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Unity Software to cut 3.8% of staff in 'company reset'

Videogame software provider Unity Software will eliminate 265 jobs or 3.8% of its global workforce and end an agreement with a digital video effects company founded by the "Lord of the Rings" director as part of a "reset," the company said on Tuesday.

ROCKY2821h ago

Ubi is soft and there executive group is trash

BeHunted16h ago

This has nothing to do with Ubisoft

shadowknight20321h ago

The percentage is lower compared to recent layoffs we been hearing. But still 265 jobs is quite a number.

Chocoburger18h ago

The executives make obviously terrible decisions, then their profits drop, and it's the work force that suffers because of it.

recoctimocassirnff7h ago

Exactly. It's never the idiot executives that suffer the consequences of their idiot actions, it's always the talented people that actually make the product.

Chocoburger6h ago

Indeed, imagine being a good employee, then losing your job because the executives screw things up while also paying themselves yearly bonuses.


RaidenBlack17h ago

Unity has announced a round of layoffs and the closure of Weta Digital, after it decided to end its agreement with Peter Jackson's Weta FX. The layoffs will impact 265 employees, a total of 3.8% of its workforce, Reuters reports.

Back in December 2021, Unity acquired a part of Peter Jackson's Weta Digital, including "Weta Digital's tools, pipeline, technology, and engineering talent" in a deal worth $1.625 billion. The remainder of Weta Digital remained under Jackson's ownership and rebranded to Weta FX, with the company maintaining an agreement to use Weta Digital's tools and services.

Now, Unity says it has terminated the professional services part of this agreement, which will result in the layoffs of 265 employees involved in the agreement. Weta FX issued a statement to FX Guide, saying it would be looking to re-hire as much of the Weta Digital team as possible. Unity will retain ownership of the tools it acquired, and they will remain readily available for Weta FX to use.

RhinoGamer8811h ago

I worked at Unity, super smart...super woke. John was a piece of old school work...how he survived so long is a mystery.


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