Fight for the future

Polite Plea: After almost seven years and 7,000 articles, the number of stories is slowing down. Time and developers move on, but I'll always be posting, as the Vita becomes the new Dreamcast.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shoot Many Robots nixed for PS Vita, a microcosm of its problem

This isn't exactly news, but I was tidying up the release schedule when I came across an odd title in the list. A quick check on the progress of Shoot Many Robots revealed that the developer can't find a publisher to get it on the Vita. That's despite Ubisoft having put it out on Xbox and others.
Forum Q: Seems like porting SMR to the Vita would be a no-brainer—the game would be a great fit for the platform.
Forum A: Agreed! But it isn’t happening any time soon. We’d have to get a publisher to fund the project and right now there aren’t interested parties :[
That sounds like a microcosm of the Vita's problems now, even though Ubi brought a decent number of games to launch, it is looking for guaranteed big hitters (AC III) and nothing else, at least until the Vita has sold a few million units.

Games that have a modest fan base, or would widen the number of titles aren't getting a look in. While its unlikely that anyone would buy a Vita just for SMR, what other gems aren't being picked up that could help do some good?

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