A Follow-up To The PS Vita?
Yesterday we shared with you NieR: Automata 4K footage on PC which looked absolutely stunning. Today, NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro took to Twitter to express his thoughts on a successor to the PS Vita.
Considering the popularity of mobile games and the way things have gone for the PS Vita, we cannot imagine that Sony Interactive Entertainment would be inclined to release a new portable console. Yet NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro would still like to see it happen. Taro expressed his desire for a PS Vita successor on Twitter, stating that while the release of the Nintendo Switch helps, he’d prefer a smaller next-generation portable. Check out his Tweet below:
VITA の後継機が欲しいなあ。Switch が出たから少し気持ちは落ち着いてるけど、もうちょっと小型の次世代携帯ゲーム機が触りたい。物理キーの無いスマートフォンでは満たされない欲望を満たしたい。
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) March 18, 2017
Don’t worry, we have the translation where he said:
“I want a Vita successor. While I feel a bit relieved since the Switch appeared, I’d like a slightly smaller next-generation portable game machine. I’d like to satisfy the desire that cannot be satisfied by smartphones, that don’t have physical buttons.”
Despite the popularity of mobile phones, portable game consoles are still relatively popular in Japan. So his comments are definitely understandable. Never say never, right?
Last week, we published our full official written review for NieR: Automata. In it, our man Nicholas said: “Even if you haven’t touched Darkengard or NieR in the past, I can’t recommend NieR: Automata enough. It’s such an interesting meld of open RPG, twitch action, platformer, bullet hell shooter that shouldn’t be ignored by anyone. In the slew of amazing games this spring release season, it’s easy to forget about this gem because it’s a sequel. Don’t let that happen to you.”
Do you want to see a new portable machine from Sony? Tell us in the comments below.