Naughty Dog 'not working on Vita titles'

Naughty Dog 'not working on Vita titles'
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 21st 2012 at 10:03AM

I won't say never, ever, but there's no plans for it right now', says Arne Meyer

Naughty Dog is not developing any games for the PS Vita, says the Uncharted studio’s community strategist.

Speaking on Neogaf, as reported by Eurogamer, Arne Meyer responded to suggestions that the developer was definitely working on Vita titles by saying it currently had no plans to do so.

“We're not working on anything for PS Vita,” he said.

“I won't say never, ever, but there's no plans for it right now – we've always felt that consoles play to our strengths as a studio the best.”

Sony’s SVP of brand marketing recently told GameTrailers that customers would “see a number of games coming out of all our studios”.

Meyer went on to explain the situation with the Uncharted developer, saying that it was focused on traditional console titles rather than developing for the handheld.

“I hate to sound like a treading the line spin-meister here, but I've said that traditionally consoles have played to our strengths – and desires to push the utmost limit of resources and memory, our tech and engine,” he said.

“That can change with the right handheld, as why I said I won't ever say "never" but we hadn't encountered that yet - that's why Jak TLF wasn't an internal project for us.

“Of course, I should have expected the GAF hyperbole to go from there - but we've never made a handheld game, so us saying we're not working on anything at the moment shouldn't be some earth shattering surprise.”