Vita games cancelled as Cave cuts costs

Vita games cancelled as Cave cuts costs
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 16th 2012 at 10:45AM

Studio drops social title and unannounced shooter

Japan shmup developer Cave has begun trimming back on its development output by cancelling two upcoming games for PS Vita.

As reported by Famitsu, via Siliconera, the two titles to be dropped are social war-themed game Shirotsuku and an unannounced shooter.

The news of the cancellations comes despite its recent plans to enter the social market to help revive its poor sales forecasts for the next year.

In January, the studio also announced reduced earnings forecasts for the year ahead, and blamed difficulties in the consumer games market and retailers not buying into its products.

Its latest Europe release, Akai Katana, has also suffered from poor sales.

As well as cancelling its upcoming Vita titles, COO Mikio Watanabe this week announced his decision to resign from the company for “personal reasons”.