In: Articles by Edie Sellers10 Jun 2011
We mean that figuatively and literally. Figuratively, it’s changing how the industry is viewing gaming. Literally, it’s changing how games are being built.
Want proof? Sony Computer Entertaiment Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida says the company is already reevaluating the capabilities of the equally newly announced PS Vita handheld and may possibly start making it work with the Playstation 3 the way the Wii U controller works with the Wii U console.
“It is very interesting the ways that Nintendo went with Wii U, and I was surprised it wasn’t exactly as it had been rumoured,” Yoshida
And given that both the Wii U controller and the PS Vita feature multi-touch touch-screen displays, it’s an experiment that Sony is already working with.
“That’s very interesting, and we will have to experiment,” he said. According to Develop, he went on to hint that such “experimentation” was actually already being done.
Could Sony truly have been caught flat-footed by the Wii U controller? And, given that the PS Vita hits shelves in just six short months, could Sony create this connection between handheld and home consoles in time for release?
Like we said — game changer.