Sony launches Third Party Productions to bring more games to PS Vita

Sony has launched the new Third Party Productions programme which aims at bringing more major games to the PlayStation Vita. The announcement was made on the


Sony has launched the new Third Party Productions programme which aims at bringing more major games to the PlayStation Vita. The announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog by Director of the programme Gio Corsi. The programme aims to bring a larger variety of games to Sony's handheld system. To kick things off, Cosmic Star Heroine, Samurai Gunn, VVVVVV and Borderlands 2 are coming to the handheld.

According to Corsi, Sony "will work closely with our publishing partners to bring their beloved IPs to some new places."

"This means you'll see even more great games on PlayStation platforms, including new IPs, ports and localized products. In addition, our partners who are currently in production will have us as a resource to strengthen their development process, ensuring quality and consistency on all third party projects."

 Sony launches Third Party Productions to bring more games to PS Vita

Kicking things off is Borderlands 2

 

Back in July, Irrational Games' Ken Levine had talked about bringing BioShock to the PS Vita. Back then, when asked about it, Levine responded: "I talked to both Sony and 2k about it yesterday. Trying to make a match." When further asked to elaborate, he responded, "Trying to get the 2 companies to sign off."

In an interview with Polygon back in February, Levine had stated that the Vita BioShock game was in the hands of "business guys". So far, however, there has still been no word on the game. "I have business guys who are talking about it," Levine said. "At this point, until they have something, I can't talk [about it]. It's like any business negotiation. If they can find numbers that work [we'll do it]."

With Sony's new programme, it will probably be easier to get a BioShock game on to the handheld console.


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