I couldn’t sleep last night, it probably didn’t help that I drank a gallon of coffee in my attempt to stay awake long enough to cover the Sony press conference, but that’s not was keeping me awake, instead it was the thought that Sony’s hung the PS Vita out to dry.
“What was Sony thinking,” was the thought going around in my head. Sure, the hardware giant finally announced support for PSOne classics on its new handheld system, as well as a brand new Assassin’s Creed, PlayStation All-Stars and Call of Duty. But what about all the other games? I know they are coming obviously – I write about them everyday – so when Jack Tretton says “more than 60 titles that will be available before the end of the year,” I believe him and this excites me, but why did he not make more mention of these titles during the press conference.
Looking at websites such as NeoGaf, people feel that Sony have snubbed the PS Vita, they feel that Sony no longer cares about its brand new handheld. Already there is talk of Sony abandoning the device. It’s not true of course, but that’s how it feels. There was ample opportunity to give the world more details of these 60 games we’ll see before the end of the year. Someone suggested to me that a one or two minute montage showing these upcoming titles would have been sufficient and I agree. Why didn’t Sony big-up this no-doubt fantastic line-up at all?
If you had sat and watched a video showing the names of 60 titles which will release before the end of the year, it would have got you excited would it not? Instead all we were treated to was footage from two new games and a logo from another. Disappointing doesn’t begin to describe how both myself and others are feeling.
As far as Vita is concerned Sony’s E3 promised so much but completely failed to deliver.
Just to show Vita does have a bright future, despite Sony’s lack of support at the conference, here’s just some of the games you’ll see before the end of the year.
- Gravity Rush
- FIFA 13
- PlayStation All-Stars
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
- Smart As
- Persona 4: The Golden
- Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
- Sound Shapes
- Jet Set Radio
- Soul Sacrifice
- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- LEGO Batman 2
- LEGO Lord of the Rings
- Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
- Sine Mora
These are just some of the titles which come to mind, despite my two hours sleep. Why didn’t Sony mention these at its conference?
To help Sony out, what I want to tell you is that the PS Vita is a system in its infancy, the games are coming, so don’t let Sony’s lack of enthusiasm for its own system put you off.