Sony's Shahid Ahmad Proud of Having Bet his Career on PS Vita: " Just Getting Warmed Up"

February 11, 2014

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Senior Business Development Manager Shahid Ahmad is one of the men behind the recent large influx of games – especially indie – to the PS Vita, and turns out that he’s rightfully quite happy about that accomplishment, as he mentioned today on Twitter:

If I retire today, I’d look back at these last two years with enormous pride and satisfaction. Except I’m just getting warmed up.

I feel like I’ve literally just started in the most exciting industry in the world and I’m so enormously excited, grateful and blessed.

I proudly hung my career hat on Vita when it wasn’t cool to do so. I’m feeling pretty pleased with that decision now.

What can I say. Everybody needs a place to call their own. The Vita is mine.

As an added bonus, Ahmad also mentioned that Hopoo Games’s action platformer Risk of Rain will soon land on Sony’s portable:

So there you go. Looks like Risk of Rain will be coming to Vita. : )

And that’s not all, he also brought up Free Lives’ Broforce. At the moment of this writing the tweet has 47 retweets, so it might actually happen:


Now I’m just asking, just checking, but just want to know how many of you wanna see Broforce on Vita? >100 RTs and I’ll work on it. ; )

Considering Ahmad’s dedication to making the PS Vita’s games library as lively and varied as possible, it’s not surprising that he’s proud of all he’s done so far. And since he’s “just getting warmed up,” I’m quite curious to see what he’ll manage to accomplish once he’s warm.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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