PS Vita devs jumping ship 'largely exaggerated' - Sony
Sony exec critical of "extremist" quote in Nikkei report saying Japanese companies are moving all their projects to 3DS.
The PlayStation Vita hasn't even officially launched yet, but Sony is already having to address reports that developers are giving up on it.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios senior vice president Scott Rohde dismissed a Nikkei report stating that major Japanese publishers are moving all their projects from the PS Vita to the 3DS. The Nikkei nugget was in a quote attributed to an unnamed Japanese game industry source.
"I did not see that quote, but you see extremist quotes like that all the time," Rohde told Gamasutra. "I mean, obviously, there is no way anyone could stand in front of a camera and say that all developers are changing focus from one platform to another, no matter what it is."
Rohde also guessed that the quote was "largely exaggerated" and stressed that he knew numerous third-party publishers who planned to support the system for the foreseeable future.
When the PS Vita launches in North America next week, it will do so with 15 retail third-party games from 11 different publishers. Future third-party support is scheduled to include entries from such high-profile franchises as Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, BioShock, and Metal Gear Solid.