Sony Computer Entertainment President Shuhei Yoshida recently sat down for an interview to talk about where his company stands right now, and where it’s headed. After discussing the holiday lineup for PlayStation 4, the topic switched to Vita. A few weeks ago, Yoshida commented that Vita’s focus was shifting away from first-party support with a heavier emphasis on indie games. What does this mean for the handheld’s future?
Speaking with Eurogamer, the PlayStation boss explained that Sony sees Vita as more of a multipurpose device and part of an ‘ecosystem’ than a dedicated gaming platform.
“There are lots of new Vita games, you can go and find little gems and there are lots of exciting games. But it’s not about individual Vita games any more. It’s more about how Vita can have multiple uses – with PS4 remote play, PS3 games with PS Now, and the dedicated games. The whole ecosystem with PS4 at the centre, the Vita’s a part of that.” — Shuhei Yoshida
For those of you who have already purchased a Vita, are you happy with this direction, or do you want to see continued first-party support? For those who haven’t bought a Vita yet, will this change in direction influence your decision going forward? Sound off in the comments!