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So recently I played Gravity Rush on the PS Vita. It's an amazing game with a colourful cast of characters, interesting and innovative game mechanics, and I think It's a hidden gem on the PS Vita. Or it would be if it didn't get a PS4 port later on, this is when things started to go wrong. It's fine that It's on PS4, no harm done, let's the home console players get a chance to replay the game on a more advanced system with improved graphics, It's not like it makes the handheld version terrible. But back to the point, I had to wonder, is Sony ever going to properly revisit this game with a proper sequel? After doing some research, I found out they were! But, you see, I'm more of an Xbox player when it comes to home consoles, always have been, though I also collect Nintendo consoles, my main platform of choice is Xbox. So when I found out Gravity Rush was going to be on the PS4, at first I was cool with it. "Well, the remaster seemed to impress people, It's only natural they'd want the sequel to have a PS4 port too... Wait, what's that? It's NOT a port? You mean there won't be a Vita version? As in, Sony are completely neglecting the crowd of Vita owners who don't also own a PS4, despite the fact that the Vita was the console the first game was on originally? *FACEPALM*

 

So PS4 owners get the first game remastered, yet we aren't getting the second game because... Well, they didn't really give a reason... Well, shit. Way to alienate a large portion of your game's fan base guys, god I would have loved to be in the board meeting where they made that decision! I'm not completely mad I guess, just a little bitter. Now I know how Bayonetta fans felt when they were unable to get Bayonetta 2 because they didn't own a Wii U... Sheesh. I know I'm a little late talking about this, but I thought I'd throw my two cents in, It's been on my mind a lot recently and I don't have anything better to do. So what are your thoughts? Do you think the game only being on PS4 is justified, or do you think that people with the Vita only should have the right to play it like everyone else? Because just a side note, not everyone's gonna run out and get a PS4 just for one game, it just doesn't happen that often.

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The Vita is more or less dead at this point, but a ton of people loved Gravity Rush enough for Sony to make a sequel. Putting it on the PS4(as well as remastering the original for it) makes complete sense

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The Vita is more or less dead at this point, but a ton of people loved Gravity Rush enough for Sony to make a sequel. Putting it on the PS4(as well as remastering the original for it) makes complete sense

It's not the fact that It's on PS4 itself that's a problem, It's the fact that they didn't have a Vita version when they easily could port it over no problem, at the cost of a slight graphics downgrade. I don't think the Vita's dead, It's just not being used to It's full potential. A Gravity Rush sequel makes sense to have, it would make more people want a Vita. The PS4 is already a success, do we really need any more exclusives to it, when the Vita hasn't got much noteworthy on it and tanked in sales. the Vita needs more games on it, it has such a small line-up it makes the Wii U line-up look like Steam. However I will say that part of It's failure is probably due to the 3DS, which in my opinion is a much better system, and Sony can't really help that side of things.

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It's not the fact that It's on PS4 itself that's a problem, It's the fact that they didn't have a Vita version when they easily could port it over no problem, at the cost of a slight graphics downgrade. I don't think the Vita's dead, It's just not being used to It's full potential. A Gravity Rush sequel makes sense to have, it would make more people want a Vita. The PS4 is already a success, do we really need any more exclusives to it, when the Vita hasn't got much noteworthy on it and tanked in sales. the Vita needs more games on it, it has such a small line-up it makes the Wii U line-up look like Steam. However I will say that part of It's failure is probably due to the 3DS, which in my opinion is a much better system, and Sony can't really help that side of things.

Unfortunately Sony has more or less given up on the Vita entirely, the only people supporting it now are niche Japanese devs whereas Sony has decided to completely ignore it. I don't know how well the PS4 version of Gravity Rush did, but as it stands it makes more sense to make the sequel exclusive to PS4

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Unfortunately Sony has more or less given up on the Vita entirely, the only people supporting it now are niche Japanese devs whereas Sony has decided to completely ignore it. I don't know how well the PS4 version of Gravity Rush did, but as it stands it makes more sense to make the sequel exclusive to PS4

Just because Sony's given up on the Vita, that doesn't make it right to alienate half your fanbase.

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No idea what it is so don't care, but for whatever reason they did it is up to them, be it money saving or ditching the other platform, companies couldn't care less about the feelings of fans , they are here to make money

You say that like companies are just robotic corporate suits who don't put any passion into the work they do, which I can't really agree with. Making video games is about more than making money, It's about making art, and getting a group of people together to talk about and support that art. Besides, if we're gonna assume money is all they care about, it makes more sense to release a game on more than one consoles, because logically, you'll get more sales of a multiplatform game than a game that's exclusive to one console.

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Oh they care about their products for sure, but the bottom line is money and they won't care about a few butt hurt fans

A few? I know a good amount of people who played the original game on Vita, It's not like this is a small audience. A lot of angry people together can make a difference. Remember when the Xbox One was gonna be an always online console? The backlash Microsoft got from fans caused them to change it.

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Looks like you feel how I felt when Resident Evil Revelations 2 was announced for consoles and not 3DS when I didn't have any consoles that played it at tje time :P

But yeah, that kind of thing can feel sucky lol. But a majority of devs just go where most of the money is if they can, sequels being on consistent platforms be damned(though that is hardly the usual case, there's a precedent for it this gen in some situations). :huh:

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Vita is nowhere near the same level of popularity especially when is something as small as one game

I guess... It'll take a miracle to save the thing... Or maybe It's already dead and buried...

Looks like you feel how I felt when Resident Evil Revelations 2 was announced for consoles and not 3DS when I didn't have any consoles that played it at tje time :P

But yeah, that kind of thing can feel sucky lol. But a majority of devs just go where most of the money is if they can, sequels being on consistent platforms be damned(though that is hardly the usual case, there's a precedent for it this gen in some situations). :huh:

I heard Revelations 2 was released on 3DS eventually, wasn't it?

 

I think It's a pretty sucky thing to do, It's kinda sad that the Vita is so poor in sales Sony won't bother to program for it. I still like the 3DS better, but the Vita had potential.

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Sony has essentially abandoned the Vita everywhere that isn't Japan these days. The system had a great start but quickly fell into obscurity thanks to Sony's terrible marketing and lack of support from developers, which is really odd considering huge support from devs was something they were touting before the system launched.

 

So I see this being a move that makes sense, put the game on the far more successful system, although at the same time it pains me to see Sony basically saying "Yeah, we have zero confidence in the Vita." All it takes is that one single spark to make it a success again, seems Sony have nearly pushed the system to the grave before that can happen.

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Sony has essentially abandoned the Vita everywhere that isn't Japan these days. The system had a great start but quickly fell into obscurity thanks to Sony's terrible marketing and lack of support from developers, which is really odd considering huge support from devs was something they were touting before the system launched.

 

So I see this being a move that makes sense, put the game on the far more successful system, although at the same time it pains me to see Sony basically saying "Yeah, we have zero confidence in the Vita." All it takes is that one single spark to make it a success again, seems Sony have nearly pushed the system to the grave before that can happen.

Well, I wouldn't say It's totally abandoned anyway. Those Japanese games are getting English releases at least, the Attack On Titan game and Hatsune Miku Project Diva X being good recent examples, though I wish they would get games out from other areas.

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I'm just glad to be getting Gravity Rush 2 at all. It almost seemed like that cliffhanger was gonna be left completely untouched.

 

I'm used to a series going from one console to the next. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Mega Man have always jumped from one console to the next.

 

But as someone who eventually gets every console in a generation it matters little. I see it as an opportunity to get a console I don't have and then I start looking at other games I want for that console. That's the logic anyway. I already have all of the current consoles and handhelds.

 

And you know that might be part of the logic too. They're drawing any potential fans from a dead handheld to the console that actually sells. A lot of Vita games are also on PC because the Vita itself has been left to the wolves. Sony doesn't likely want to sell the game at a loss. Gravity Rush was one of their more popular Vita games but didn't make up for the lack of interest in the handheld in general.

 

Bringing the original to PS4 was a two-fold thing as well. Old fans can replay it on PS4 and people who've never touched it can play the first before the sequel. In spite of Gravity Rush's popularity it still wasn't played by a majority of gamers because of being on the Vita. People didn't want to buy the Vita because of its high price and very limited library. If you aren't into anime or RPGs you have almost nothing worth playing on the Vita.

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I'm just glad to be getting Gravity Rush 2 at all. It almost seemed like that cliffhanger was gonna be left completely untouched.

 

I'm used to a series going from one console to the next. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Mega Man have always jumped from one console to the next.

 

But as someone who eventually gets every console in a generation it matters little. I see it as an opportunity to get a console I don't have and then I start looking at other games I want for that console. That's the logic anyway. I already have all of the current consoles and handhelds.

 

And you know that might be part of the logic too. They're drawing any potential fans from a dead handheld to the console that actually sells. A lot of Vita games are also on PC because the Vita itself has been left to the wolves. Sony doesn't likely want to sell the game at a loss. Gravity Rush was one of their more popular Vita games but didn't make up for the lack of interest in the handheld in general.

 

Bringing the original to PS4 was a two-fold thing as well. Old fans can replay it on PS4 and people who've never touched it can play the first before the sequel. In spite of Gravity Rush's popularity it still wasn't played by a majority of gamers because of being on the Vita. People didn't want to buy the Vita because of its high price and very limited library. If you aren't into anime or RPGs you have almost nothing worth playing on the Vita.

I suppose It's better than nothing, but it still doesn't make it hurt any less. And to be honest... Final Fantasy's older releases have been ported to both newer Nintendo and Sony systems, I believe Nintendo has up to 6 and Sony has both that and all the rest after they switched to Sony. Plus Nintendo got to use Cloud in Smash, so I'd say both companies are at least giving us something FF related.

 

That's a tactic I might end up trying next generation, it saves a lot of hassle of having to choose which console you want because of all the stuff you miss out on.

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It was the final nail in the Vita's coffin.

 

I loved the first GR and I love my Vita, so it sucks to see this.

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