As if you needed or wanted any more proof that Sony has completely and entirely given up on the PlayStation Vita, basically treating it as dead beyond enlisting some indie developers to make their games compatible with the system- if somehow, after E3 2012, E3 2013, Gamescom 2013, E3 2014, and Gamescom 2014, you still needed proof that Sony doesn't give a damn, that the Vita is all but dead to them internally, here it is.
TGS will not showcase any Vita games. Sony's internal teams in Japan as well are only going to show PS4 games.
Why is this a big deal you ask? Well, let me walk you through it one by one:
- Earlier this year, Sony explicitly confirms its western teams will not release any more AAA content for the Vita.
- At the same time, they confirm indie games, and major games from Sony Japan, will continue to come.
- Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta, and Oreshika seem to be good steps towards Sony Japan actually coming through on that promise. It looks like Sony's western branches will focus on PS4, and Japanese branches on Vita, which is a fair compromise.
- Vita gets royally ignored at E3 and Gamescom- in keeping with the idea that only Sony Japan will focus on the Vita now, that can still be excused with the assumption that there will be new Vita content at TGS.
- Sony announces a full PS4 focus for Vita.
So... good going guys. The Vita is dead. I would say long live Vita, but that would be hilariously incorrect, since the Vita never lived to begin with, Sony saw to that.
EDIT: There was some slight incorrect comprehension on my part of the NeoGAF translation in my original OP, where I thought Sony had said there will be no sign of the Vita at TGS, whereas it turns out that was talking about no sign of the Vita in the interview itself. Nonetheless, the point of Vita abandonment of course stands, since Sony will be focusing on PS4 over Vita for TGS, so by all means, carry on. I have edited the title and OP to reflect the actual proper meaning, however.