Quick quotes: Vita doesn’t “compromise” traditional gaming experiences, says Levine

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 09:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

“It’s a really interesting platform because, as a gamer, it’s the first platform that really sort of gives of everything. It’s the first time I can play things like shooters on an aeroplane; and I don’t like feeling I’m playing something that’s compromised in any way.” – Ken Levine, speaking to PSM3 (via CVG).

Levine announced BioShock Vita at E3 last year, although details remain scarce.



  1. Christopher Jack

    He’s been speaking very positively of Sony’s Move & PSV. Not suggesting he’s been bought off, he just seems overly optimistic compared to every other developer of his status.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. FeaturePreacher

    One of the few developers that speaks the truth when it comes to the Vita.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. NiceFellow

    @1 I don’t see that TBH. Move works well and while Sony aren’t really supporting it well for the broadest/most accurate motion controls for games like Levine makes it’s clearly the better option.

    Vita does provide, for the first time I’d argue, a decent handheld that can support all genres pretty much equally well – with FPS and stuff live Bioshock really possible in a portable environment for the first time.

    Most developers I thought we complimentary of the tech in isolation – i.e. how well it works – but there is clearly (for good reason) a lot of concern over how well they’ll sell.

    The mass market is not known to always go for ‘technically best’ vs ease of use or other factors.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    @3, Talking about his support, nearly everyone loves it but the lack of Nintendo franchises & the fact that the PSV is joining a soon to be redundant market really doesn’t help it.

    Still waiting for gaming on mobile devices to explode but there’s two things needed first, number one is what caused a boom in the PC industry, a dedicated service like Steam, PlayStation Suite could be that but I’m starting to get doubtful. Number two is dedicated controls, something Apple, above all, could popularize, start bundling them with iPhones/Pods or simply selling them online & through dedicated gaming retail chains & then woolah, we’re playing Uncharted-quality games on the go with little compromises. Sad that Google hasn’t tried a dedicated service on their Android platform, they have just as much oppurtnity as Apple once they overcome fragmentation, mobiles aren’t nearly as bad as PCs so lets hope that happens sooner rather than later.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. FeaturePreacher

    Dedicated controls have already been solved by the Vita. Real portables will not go away since phones will never offer decent controls for anything except the least intense softcore titles.

    Dedicated controls will never be supported by phone makers because they’re making phones, not real portable gaming devices.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Da Man

    #5 Google ‘vaseline intensive care’, I can’t wait for them to start supporting it.

    #6 3 years ago

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