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Ubisoft Bullish About PlayStation Vita's Prospects

Posted by Sammy Barker

True believer

Ubisoft was one of the few third-party publishers to deliver the goods for Vita at this year’s E3. The company announced a full-blown spin-off in Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation – a title that’s been getting a lot of buzz in the aftermath of the show.

That support shows serious belief in the platform’s future prospects, and, sure enough, speaking with IGN, Ubisoft’s Tony Key explained that it's too early to make any serious judgments about the Vita's future.

He explained:

It’s got cool features that you can’t get anywhere else, and Assassin’s Creed, we believe, is the right type of game for that system. It’s definitely too early to say that Vita’s not going to be a success. We’re happy to support any cool new hardware system out there. Assassin’s Creed is exactly the type of brand that needs to go on there because we need to put our best stuff on that system.

Key continued that he’s happy Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is also set for release this Christmas because it will “generate a lot of interest in Vita”. He added that Sony will be spending a “lot of money” to make sure the handheld is prominent this holiday season.

It’s refreshing to hear an industry figure supportive of the Vita for a change, and we really think Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is going to be a huge hit for the platform. The game’s due out on 31st October – is it on your shopping list?

[via ign.com]

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User Comments (5)

shinobi88

#2

shinobi88 said:

AC III is definitely on my Vita radar, even though I've never bought a game in the franchise aside from the side-scrolling sequel on Nintendo DS. Ubisoft is a MAJOR player, glad to see them on board with Vita. PLEASE bring ZombieU and Rayman Legends to Vita, Ubi.

Side note, several AAA action titles have been rumored for Vita recently, including new Batman, Metal Gear Solid, and Resident Evil games. It would be really juicy if any of those materialized. Res Evil seems most likely to be true, considering a RE title was announced for PSP a couple E3s ago, but hasn't been heard from since. Capcom could've switched development over to Vita.

Gamer83

#4

Gamer83 said:

Pre-ordered a copy the day it got listed at GameStop, definitely looking forward to the game. Hopefully it does well and Ubi decides to bring over some of its other great franchises like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon.

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