PS Vita: future games will “far overshadow” launch line-up – devs.
News: The PlayStation Vita launches today in the United States, UK and Europe, but developers are already talking about what could be possible with the powerful handheld in the next few years.
The PS Vita‘s launch line-up of games may be the most technically impressive seen so far on a handheld device, but they’re nothing to what could be achieved on the platform in the future, leading developers have claimed.
“Look at the difference between PS3 launch titles and what’s out there now: as developers get to grips with the technology the visual quality of what’s released will just keep improving,” says F1 2011 producer Dean Scott. “As close as Vita is to PS3-quality visuals now, you can likely look forward to that gap getting even narrower in the next couple of years.”
Meanwhile, Ryota Niitsuma, producer on Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, stated: “We like to think that although we’re thrilled with UMVC3, there’s plenty more to be gained from the hardware.”
Rayman Origins producer Boujemaa El Hibait feels it is in harnessing the Vita’s comprehensive range of features that most progress will be made down the line: “I think what you will see in the coming year/years is more precision and advancement in utilizing all the features, especially Cross Play. It can be hard to do this as a launch title. Some have just focused on one or two, but I think in time, you will see games take advantage of more.”
“I’m sure the games we see in 2 or 3 years time will far overshadow what we’ve accomplished now, but I think the key to creating something stellar for Vita will lie in designing games for the system from the ground up,” says James Mielke, producer on Lumines. “Don’t just try and take an existing console game and squish it onto Vita. Thinking about how to get the most out of the connectivity features and how to weave that into the game design, or how to best use the tilt controls in an innovative, fresh kind of way is important.”
“I’m really excited about the future of portable gaming, and I think the Vita is going to play a big role in that,” he concluded to NowGamer.