Remote Play Means the Future of AAA Games on the Vita is Uncertain, Says Sony

By Thomas Luke

July 14, 2014

Remote Play may remove the market for AAA titles on the PlayStation Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House has said.

Speaking to IGN, he said that remote play was still in the early stages, but already it had the potential to change what people bought on their PlayStation Vitas.

We know a lot of players are embracing it and using it and seem to like the experience a lot, but necessarily that changes the dynamic. You know, if you can play your PlayStation 4 content at will on Vita, then does that obviate the necessity of having Triple-A content or not?

I think that question will stay unanswered for a little bit.

While Sony is uncertain as to what the future holds for Western AAA titles, on the Vita, House said that the different culture of Japanese gamers means that AAA Vita titles may contine to thrive, while fading out in other territories.

I certainly think you’ll still see [Vita] as a triple-A machine in Japan where it has a different function with the console dynamic of the marketplace. That for me is a given. It’s hard to say in terms of the other markets.

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