When Will We Get A PS Vita 2?

Kicking off the week and it is some bad news for my fellow Vita fans…

In a Q&A at EGX this weekend, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida stated that he does not believe that the market is right for another Vita right now.

“That’s a tough question. People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones. And many games on smartphones are free, or free to start. I myself am a huge fan of PlayStation Vita and we worked really hard on designing every aspect. Touch-based games are fun – there are many games with really good design. But having sticks and buttons make things totally different. So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues but the climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming.”

This response is not really surprising, we have known that the Vita has been struggling for a while, but it is still sad to hear. One day I hope people realise how good the Vita is and we will return to the days of ‘traditional’ portable gaming.

Staying with Sony, and we have some information about the highly-anticipated Uncharted 4. In the latest issue of OPM, Neil Druckmann — Creative Director at Naughty Dog — has revealed that the next entry in the Uncharted series will be “the last chapter for Nathan Drake” and that the delay of the game earlier this year was to ensure that Nate gets the proper send off. I can’t ever imagine an Uncharted game without Nathan Drake, but I have faith in the team at Naughty Dog to make a great game. If you can’t wait till next March to play some Uncharted, remember The Nathan Drake Collection is out next week, and a demo will actually be available on the PSN store tomorrow (29th September).

I hope that some of you are enjoying the Rainbow Six: Siege beta, which is currently ongoing. If you are thinking that the multiplayer isn’t for you and you will wait for the campaign,  then you are out of luck. Ubisoft has now officially confirmed that the upcoming tactical shooter will not feature a single-player story campaign. This is what we had expected for a long while, but to have it official burns any slight hope that gamers may have had. As a single-player gamer this disappoints me, and I probably won’t be buying the game as a result. I just hope that those 11 maps are good enough to keep players happy…

Following its recent troubles, we finally have an official release date for Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9. The Kickstarter project and spiritual successor to Mega Man will be available on both consoles and PC on February 12th. I know a lot of fans will be happy to hear this news, but I also wonder if the recent delays and bad press will effect the eventual sales. February is starting to look like a busy month with Battleborn, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, XCOM 2, and Gravity Rush Remastered all set to release in the year’s shortest month.

That’s all for today.

Matt