Is Vita losing developer support already?
Anonymous quote and printed in Japan's Nikkei newspaper, and all hell breaks loose, but now Sony responds claiming nothing like that is happening
It all started with an anonymous quote printed inside Japan's Nikkei newspaper that paints a bleak picture for the future of the PlayStation Vita, but soon afterwards Scott Rohde, Sony's senior vice president of Worldwide Studios, rebuts the claims made!
A story was written for Nikkei by Kiyoshi Shin, the head of Japan's IGDA branch. In that story, he claims a major game industry source had this to say about the PlayStation Vita that so far has failed to light a fire amoung the Japanese customers:
"Major Japanese companies are canceling all projects intended for the Vita and are changing development to the 3DS."
Obviously Sony was quick to get Rohbe to make the following statements:
"I did not see that quote, but you see extremist quotes like that all the time"
"I mean, obviously, there is no way anyone could stand in front of a camera and say that all developers are changing focus from one platform to another, no matter what it is."
"largely exaggerated. I know many, many, many third party developers and publishers are feverishly working on Vita titles, not just for now, but for the foreseeable future."
So as far as Sony says, it's not the case, but you have to wonder how much Sony wants the truth to be buried as Vita is not even fully launch yet worldwide.
NEWS SOURCE: Is Vita losing developer support already? (via) Gamasutra
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