Sony is prepping to launch its PS Vita handheld in Japan this weekend and in February throughout the majority of the rest of the world. Facebook developer Bossa Studios believes, unlike many who have praised the portable after going hands-on with it at events, that the platform is in for some trouble.
“We’ll keep on the lookout to see what the next gen will bring, but if [Sony wants] more focus on tech specs rather than usability and accessibility, I don’t think it will be for us,” Bossa’s Henrique Olifiers told Videogamer.
Olifiers’ biggest issue is that Sony won’t let poor Rudolph join in on all the other reindeers’ games, so to speak. “I hate the fact you cannot play a game on the PS3 against the same game on the 360 or PC,” he continued. “Walled gardens in a world where people are freely connected all the time is just a dumb idea that limits what is achievable.
“Valve is bang on: proprietary stuff is madness, we should be moving to more open platforms, to interoperability, bringing everyone together. If this is not the motto for the big console manufacturers, not only will we not be there – they’re likely to die a horrible premature death, the kind of which I think the Vita will suffer from.”
[Original image via Rock, Paper, Shotgun.]