Live and kicking

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?