PlayStation Vita was Ignored at E3 2014 due to focus on PS4 & Other Projects

After E3 2014; Sony has been talking about the press conference they made last month and have noted that the lack of PlayStation Vita content at the show was because they wanted to highlight the PlayStation 4 aswell as other projects and services they currently have in store.

At last month’s E3 2014 Press Conference; Sony made quite a few huge reveals from third party titles such as Dead Island 2 and the HD Remaster of Grim Fandango to new first party titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End & Little Big Planet 3 and they even showed off new projects such as a tech demo for Project Morpheus aswell as PlayStation Now & PlayStation TV however the company also got some negative feedback from their gamer base who were hoping for more news on upcoming Vita projects however Sony have reassured fans that the console is not forgotten.

The place where Vita wasn't
The place where Vita wasn’t

Recently; Sony Europe boss, Jim Ryan was speaking to GameReactor; who revealed that there was not enough time to fit it into the conference because other projects needed stage time. “You get an hour and half on the stage,” Ryan explained, “and you’ve got to work out what’s really important to talk about. And obviously PS4, and we also wanted to talk about the innovation stories of PlayStation Now, PlayStation TV and Morpheus. So that stuff was all top of the list,” he said. Ryan did also note however that plenty of games; Specifically Indie titles that were confirmed aswell as the functionality of remote play with PS4.

“We did talk about Vita, and we name-checked some of the games that are coming to the platform. We name-checked the fact that there’s over 100 games in production still. We name-checked the remote play functionality with PS4.” Ryan also stated that lots of gamers interact with their Vita’s on a daily basis however more and more are using it for Remote Play to enjoy their PS4 titles more. “Let’s not forget that remote play is here and now with PS Vita and it is incredibly well received. The statistics about the way people use remote play with their PS Vita are very strong, and when people do it, it’s not like they try it once and then put the Vita away… they go back and they use remote play on their Vita again and again and again.”

Upcoming Vita title; Big Fest
Upcoming Vita title; Big Fest

Some of the titles spotted in the trailer for PlayStation Vita titles coming soon included Big Fest which was announced at last years Gamescom conference aswell as what appears to be a brand new entry in the Fat Princess series but for now it looks like Sony still have plans in store for their latest handheld.

So what do you think? Should the PS Vita have got more time at E3 2014? Do you think more games will be revealed at Gamescom? Do you use your PS Vita for Remote Play with PS4? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Article by Matt McNamee


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