PlayStation Vita will get less first-party titles out of Sony as its key appeal has shifted since launch, according to Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.
Speaking with Polygon, Yoshida stressed that initially, the PS Vita was marketed to capitalise on its high-end portable visuals, but now that this is no longer attractive to consumers, a new approach is required.
“When we launched the Vita with Uncharted, it was amazing; PS3-like quality in your palm, but as time moved on, you are seeing PS4 quality and people’s expectations for the graphic fidelity has gone up,” he explained.
He praised the “indie boom” for bringing a wealth of new content to PS Vita, and said that in gameplay and mechanical terms, those titles are ideal for playing for 10-15 minutes while on the go.
“Instead of watching big stories or cinematics, you can spend hours on Vita,” he went on. “So, I think that’s actually the biggest star to help provide great content to Vita going forward. And we continue to make games cross-platform games, especially on digital side.”
When asked if this means there will be less first-party titles on PS Vita, Yoshida replied, “I would say, yes, that’s correct.”