The PS Vita was finally given the time it deserved at Gamescom earlier this week. The new attention from Sony includes a price cut for consoles and memory cards, a list of Triple-A titles and cross play with the PS4, meaning it’s finally good to be a Vita owner!
After its launch the PS Vita seemed to be falling down the same precipice as its predecessor the PSP. A lack of Triple-A titles was helped by the release of Assassins Creed III: Liberation and Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified in bundles with the console, but along the way it has had some saving graces like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush.
But now it’s the Vita’s time to shine. To kick things off at Gamescom, Sony announced a reduction in the price of the handheld by £100/€100 in Europe and $100 in the US, followed by a price cut for memory cards. These announcements have made a lot of Vita users happy and it seems like Sony is finally on to a winner.
Games already announced for the handheld include Killzone Mercenary and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate both of which were showcased at Gamescom with attendees able to try out the games before launch at the Sony stand.
And although the Vita has the Triple-A titles its users crave, it has not forgotten Indie Developers. Hotline Miami was an instant hit when it arrived on the Vita and Sony announced its highly anticipated sequel Hotline Miami 2 at GamesCom to rapture from the audience.
Other indie games set to come to Vita are Guns of Icarus and Wasteland Kings, both of which hoper to capture the hearts of Vita users just as all the other indie titles have.
Another massive title announced for the Vita was Minecraft, the original PC game has already been adapted to console for Microsoft and it is now set to make its Sony debut, not only on the PS Vita but on the PS4 and the PS3. Accompany that with Borderlands 2 and Hell Divers and users are set for some great times ahead!