No Gran Turismo 6 for the Vita

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A game that could really help the Vita pick up some momentum would be a portable version of Polyphony digital’s Gran Turismo. GT was released for the PSP, but was ultimately a bit disappointing. A proper, fully-fledged – but toned-down – version of Gran Turismo 6 should be possible on the Vita though, shouldn’t it? Nope.

Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida told IGN that while the Vita was indeed a powerful handheld, it just isn’t up to the task of doing GT6 justice.

"The PS Vita is a very powerful portable system, but not quite as powerful as PS3," said Yoshida.

"As you can tell looking at GT6, it really is using PS3 to a very high level. So it’s going to be really hard to move GT6 onto PS Vita," he added.

"I don’t expect the whole game to be able to run on PS Vita. So there’s no clear plans right now that we can talk about," concluded Yoshida.

That doesn’t mean that we won;t be getting some sort of paired down Gran Turismo on Sony’s struggling handheld – but it does mean that if it does, it’ll probably be very much like the PSP version, which lacked any sort of campaign mode.

The Vita – though home to some pretty good RPG’s and niche titles -  really needs games with some mainstream appeal, but they’re just not coming. Right now, it seems like the handheld’s success is hinged on its inter-console functionality, like remote play, with the PlayStation 4. I’m just not sure that people will have any money left to buy a Vita after shelling out for a PS4.

Last Updated: August 26, 2013

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Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • im very keen for borderlands. if they do it right that could be an extremely good thing for the vita, but a proper GT game for the vita with a good car list and functionality would sell consoles i rate. i can name a good few people who would buy vita’s just for a mobile GT experience.

  • ALKi1234

    I tried Killzone beta on the Vita over the weekend…….mind boggling to think the vita can handle it. But i recon they could make an amazing GT vita game.

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    Sorry GT6 but you are not INDIE enough #unfriendzoned

  • ElimiNathan

    This sucks big time

  • Marc O Polo

    Does anyone know if the announced price cut on the vita is gonna make a diff to the price here?

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      Maybe a little, but cant imagine much, our standard wifi model is already doing 2k here, dont see it dropping below that, not by a whole lot if it does.

      • Marc O Polo

        thats what i was thinking also, was just wondering if anyone knew for certain… and one can hope cant they?

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          Sure as hell they can! Either way, you should totally get your hands on one, theyre super rad

          • Marc O Polo

            been seriously considering one so i can play games at work while no one is watching! one of the things that has prevented me getting one is the memory cards, a 32GB is like R800, will wait to see what the reduced price of there memory cards are.

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            Yeah, but remember Sony also said there would be drops in the cards too, so hopefully some good news awaits us all

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