Despite the obvious capability of the PlayStation Vita, it probably couldn't handle something like Gran Turismo 6 .
And that's basically what Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told IGN . Because the upcoming PS3 exclusive utilizes a major portion of the console's power, a handheld iteration wouldn't quite cut the mustard:
"The PS Vita is a very powerful portable system, but not quite as powerful as PS3. As you can tell looking at GT6, it really is using PS3 to a very high level. In terms of Vita support, I don't expect the whole game to be able to run on PS Vita."
It's interesting that he said the "whole game" wouldn't be able to run on the Vita. Does that meany they'd be willing to try releasing an abbreviated version of GT6 for Sony's portable? We're not entirely sure what purpose that would serve, but it could offer a host of intriguing possibilities. Also, don't forget that there's a chance we'll see GT6 on the PS4; series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has said GT6 could "evolve" into GT7 during the PS4 life cycle. Well, so long as we get a GT on PS4 eventually.
As for the upcoming entry, it's slated to launch on the PS3 on December 6.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 6