Sony’s President Of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has put the brakes on hopes of the forthcoming Gran Turismo 6 coming to Vita.
“The PS Vita is a very powerful portable system” praised Yoshida, before saying of the game “it really is using PS3 to a very high level. So it’s going to be really hard to move GT6 onto PS Vita.”
“I don’t expect the whole game to be able to run on PS Vita. So there’s no clear plans right now” he concluded, whilst speaking with IGN recently.
Another deciding factor may be the previous Gran Turismo handheld title, which was reportedly a struggle to develop, and ultimately didn’t fare all that well in the market. The PSP release was (not uncharacteristically) delayed, before eventually releasing in 2009 to rather mediocre reception from critics and gamers alike.
It may not all be doom and gloom for fans of the “Real Driving Simulator” though; Speaking earlier this year, Gran Turismo’s creator Kazunori Yamauchi said “We actually do have a PS4 version in mind” – which may well be the Vita’s saving grace.
If GT6 ever finds its way onto Sony’s next-gen machine – all things being good and well – the game will be playable in it’s entirety via the PS4 & Vita’s Remote Play feature.
So, GT6 is not coming to Vita, except, maybe it is, but only if you buy a £350 PS4. Gran Turismo on Vita is essentially Donkey Kong Country 64 and the Vita is a Ram-Pack then. Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999.