The launch lineup for the PlayStation Vita is mighty impressive. But as usual when considering a new piece of Sony hardware, it's about embracing a marathon rather than a sprint.
So what does the Vita have in store for us down the road? Well, more games; specifically, more recognizable big-name franchises. Sony director of hardware marketing John Koller told GameSpot UK that in addition to games like Resistance: Burning Skies , other familiar titles are on the way.
"What we really wanted to do, and I think we learned from past, most recent, handheld device launches, is that you don’t want to launch strongly and then go dark for three or four months and have nothing…So in subsequent months for Vita, we have launch, then we have MLB, then we got Mortal Kombat, then Resistance, then Little Big Planet, then Call of Duty, and Assassin’s Creed."
Okay, so add a bunch more to the Vita's future library. Although the hardcore gamers will always want new IPs (and indeed, we require fresh ideas to keep the industry moving forward), it's always crucial to have wildly popular franchises on your platform. For example, being a big Assassin's Creed fan, my interest level in the Vita just went up a notch. See how that works?
What other franchises would you like to see on the Vita?