Naughty Dog: no immediate plans for Vita
Uncharted studio Naughty Dog has insisted it currently has "no plans" to develop games for PS Vita, despite claims to the contrary from a Sony executive.
Guy Longsworth, SVP of PlayStation brand marketing, was asked by Gametrailers if the likes of Media Molecule, Sony Santa Monica, Guerrilla and Naughty Dog would be developing for Sony's new handheld.
"Yeah, absolutely you will," he replied. "You'll see a number of games coming out from all our studios." Arne Meyer, Naughty Dog's community and marketing man, took to NeoGaf to set the record straight.
"We're not working on anything for PS Vita," he wrote. "I won't say never, ever, but there's no plans for it right now – we've always felt that consoles play to our strengths … and desires to push the utmost limit of resources and memory and tech and engine.
"That can change with the right handheld, [which is] why I won't ever say never. We've never made a handheld game, so us saying we're not working on anything at the moment shouldn't be some earth-shattering surprise."
Vita launch title Uncharted: Golden Abyss – the series' handheld debut – was developed by SCE Bend Studio. Sony's PSP successor finally launches in the US and Europe tomorrow, February 22, and in Australia the following day.