As announced yesterday, Capcom is porting the 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations to the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U later this year. Why is the game being snubbed on the PS Vita?
After all, the game was originally on a handheld system and porting it to the PS Vita would have been a no-brainer.
Capcom’s Product Manager Mike Lunn answered fan’s questions on the matter by saying:
“When we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent. 3DS and PS-vita infrastructure let alone developing games for them are extremely different beasts. Even just the screens as you mention are completely different resolutions/functions.”
I guess Capcom felt this game is better played on a bigger screen than on a handheld system. Also, it sounds like Capcom feels it was difficult porting Resident Evil Revelations to the PS Vita since it has a different “infrastructure” to the 3DS.
Resident Evil Revelations will be out for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U from May 21st.