Sony president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has expressed his love for Queasy Games' Sound Shapes
over the rest of the PlayStation Vita's lineup, and offered a couple hints as to the future of the new handheld's software lineup.
"When we introduce new hardware with unique interfaces and network options, it is almost easier to work on something completely new," Yoshida said in a recent interview with Sony's EU PlayStation blog. "Take rear touch on PS Vita – we'd rather be thinking about how we can make fresh games using that feature than figuring out ways to add it to something that already exists." This concept is already reflected by games like the aforementioned Sound Shapes
, as well as Escape Plan
and Gravity Daze
, while the opposite is reflected in entries like Uncharted
, and Killzone
. That said, Sony's plans extend at least a few years into the future.
"Generally we look three years ahead when we work on games. We have a fairly firm plan right up to 2013," Yoshida told the blog. He also admitted that, with PSP, the company's attention shifted dramatically to the PS3 when it launched, leaving the portable handheld somewhat in the dark -- something he promises won't happen with the Vita. "In the past we launched PSP and then shifted our attention to PS3 when that came on the horizon, which we now concede was a mistake. So with PS Vita we are working on this huge range titles and planning ahead for a constant supply of excellent games." Fingers crossed, folks!