Sony Computer Entertianment Worldwide Studio president Shuhei Yoshida has admitted difficulties in recruiting third-party publishers to create games for PlayStation Vita.
“We’re having a more difficult time than we had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers, but that’s our job,” Yoshida told the latest issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine.
“We will continue to talk to development communities and publishing partners and tell them why Vita can provide a great experience for the IPs they have and I hope the Assassin’s Creed game will prove that.”
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is one of Sony’s few major third-party PlayStation Vita exclusives, next to Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Atlus’ more niche (but major to us!) Persona 4 Golden. There are a few other major titles down the line, including Irrational’s untitled BioShock project and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X HD, but their current lack of development do not make them a viable system selling point.
Hopefully, Yoshida will succeed in his effort to gain more third-party support.