SCEE’s Shahid Ahmad On Vita: 60 Games In Pipeline; “No End In Sight” For Games In The Future

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The PS Vita might be a lovely handheld but when it comes to exclusives and AAA games, it usually gets the short end of the stick. Recently, Sony made a comment on how Vita’s future is limited to either remote playing AAA games from the PS4, or simply being used as a potential PS Now streaming device.

SCEE’s Shahid Kamal Ahmad is well known for his love and support for the PS Vita, and he was the guy who championed the #JRPGVita campaign, which resulted in the release announcement of Tales of Hearts R for the PS Vita along with potential more announcements in the future. Now he has taken it to Twitter to ease the hearts of the Vita fans, who might have been disappointed by the recent remarks of Sony.

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Shahid stated that they have a grand total of 60 games for the PS Vita in the pipeline and he also said that they are in the process of getting a dozen more with “no end in sight.”

On the future of Vita games: My team alone has over 60 in the pipeline and we’re committed to dozens more with no end in sight.

Remember, my team is not the only team in PlayStation working on Vita, and also, there are more and more partners jumping on board!

This is quite a encouraging remark as the PS Vita sadly lacks the support from big developers, especially in the West.

Hopefully Shahid can keep working on his magic to bring more titles to the PS Vita, even if there are indies thrown in the mix; he did get us some big name titles like Football Manager and the recently revealed Tales of Hearts R. He has also confirmed that this won’t be the only #JRPGVita release and more are coming in the future.

What do you think about the statement made by Shahid? Let us know in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

A Geek and Gamer, who loves JRPGs and VITA. Follow him on Twitter and Google+

  • Kyle “Felis” Hems

    For anybody asking for a list:

    Soul Sacrifice Delta
    Sly Cooper Trilogy.
    Vita Pets.
    PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate.
    Hohokum.
    Helldivers.
    Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines.
    Counterspy.
    Freedom Wars.

    Those were just the SCE games due for release or announcement of release this year. I had to skip over another 40 or so games from other publishers, like Soul Saga, Hotline Miami 2, Cosmic Star Heroine, Wolf Among Us, Frozen Synapse Tactics, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Arcana Heart 2, Mind Zero…

  • Jeremy Winters

    How many of them are indies, though? Probably all, lol.

  • jspillen

    Ignore this troll… keep up the excellent work. Release them in the most strategic ways possible.
    Thank you

  • Axe99

    I’m not sure where all the anti-Vita talk comes from. At the moment, I’m struggling to keep up with my backlog due to PS+. Yes, there aren’t a huge number of AAA games, but I’m a gamer, not a “It’s got to be Michael Bay, Hollywood, AAA or I’m going home” kid. Not saying there’s anything wrong with just watching the gaming equivalent of Michael Bay flicks, but there’s a whole lot more to gaming, and for people that are into the broader picture, the Vita is bloody brilliant.

  • PS Vita Roundup

    List please… since there’s no big exclusivity deals or magazine covers to negotiate with these indies and smaller devs, just lay out the smorgasbord of goodness, rather than treating them as if they are “big game” news.

  • mrjoeyloke

    Wow they really said that! What a bunch of cock stains!

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