Much like Nintendo’s Wii U (albeit to a much smaller extend), Sony’s Vita handheld is in need of some killer apps. Yes, the handheld has done well in recent months, and one of its more promising titles, Killzone: Mercenary, is right around the corner, but it could always use more quality content.
Where that quality content will come from is up for discussion, but there’s no denying that Sony‘s first party studios are likely all mulling over, or in active development, on a Vita title or two. Sucker Punch Studios, for example, is reportedly working on a Vita version of inFAMOUS, or at least that’s what a recent quote from a Sucker Punch team member leads us to believe.
In a recent Q&A session for inFAMOUS: Second Son, Director Nate Fox responded to a question about a potential Vita entry for the series with the usual, “Right now we’re only talking about the PS4 game.” Nothing too much to get excited about there, except that Fox continued on saying, “I would love to talk to you about any Vita-related titles when, or if the time comes.”
Hear Fox’s comments for yourself in the below video at the 5:46 mark:
Now, again this isn’t an outright admission but it definitely sounds like Sucker Punch is, at the very least, working on something for Vita. Whether that’s an inFAMOUS game or something completely different is unclear, but if Sucker Punch is working on a Vita game they wouldn’t want it to overshadow the forthcoming launch of Second Son early next year.
Aside from the various launch titles on display at E3, Gamescom, and the like, Sony has been pushing inFAMOUS: Second Son as a major showpiece for the PS4. The game looks gorgeous, appears to run at a very smooth 60 FPS, and has the types of particle effects that impress on a purely technical level. Not to mention the game will likely push the boundaries of open world exploration with its own version of Seattle.
As far as the Vita goes, it appears that if Sony is following a trend they would be pushing hard for inFAMOUS to make its way onto the handheld. They’ve already got two of their other flagship franchises — Uncharted and Killzone — on the device, with inFAMOUS and God of War presumably on deck. First Second Son, then we’ll talk inFAMOUS Vita.
Do you think that an inFAMOUS game for Vita is inevitable? How would you like to see Sucker Punch leverage the handheld’s features for the series?