Stardew Valley launched on the PS Vita this week, but you wouldn’t know it if you opened the PlayStation Store application – in the UK, at least. The same is true of other moderately high-profile releases like VA-11 HALL-A as well. Where every new game used to get added to the storefront’s “latest” list, it seems that the company’s not even bothering to update that anymore. Ratings and screenshots are also apparently out.
You can still find and purchase every new PS Vita game by searching for them, and of course, the web-based store allows you to keep track of new releases more easily. But while we understand and accept that the handheld is on its last legs, we think it’s a bit of a slap in the face to developers still supporting the format that their games aren’t even getting promoted in the system’s own storefront. Sort it out, Sony: this isn’t a way to treat your partners.