Update #2 – Cowcat Games confirms that they as well can’t see anything on their end, so it must’ve been a miscommunication on Suzaku’s part, either that or it’s something that was a mistake to post or too early.
Update: The indie game publisher Ratalaika Games has responded to Jack of All Controllers stating that on their end for both the North American and European fronts, they aren’t seeing anything in terms of a cut-off date.
We might be safe here folks.
Original Story: Sony Interactive Entertainment seems to be giving developers a cut-off date for new additions to the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Vita. According to the developer Suzaku, the makers of Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, took to Kickstarter stating the following after announcing their game will release on the Vita in early 2020;
For those wondering about the Vita release, as far as we are aware, everything is still good and set in stone for the release; we may be cutting it close, but we still – according to what we have access to on our dev/publisher dashboard with Sony – are going to make the cut-off. We might be the last game ever released on Vita!
So this is absolutely worrying, as many indie and Japanese titles are still making their way to Sony’s neglected, yet beloved by most, handheld. While it was officially discontinued worldwide on March 1st, 2019, passionate #VitaIsland fans haven’t given up hope of more new and exciting titles leading the charge on their favorite device. As we all know, PlayStation Vita physical cartridge production has already ended, with many publishers like Limited Run Games having to cancel over 10 release they had planned. PS3 and PSP digital titles are still being signed, so it’s possible Sony intends on killing all 3 very soon to leave it in the past.
PlayStation Vita launched in December 2011 in Japan and February 2012 in North America, so some owners would have a nice 8 years with the handheld system. It saw many outstanding games like Persona 4: Golden, Killzone: Mercenary, and Gravity Rush. Many of the best Vita games are yet to come to PS4, we’d love to see them come over.
We will be reaching out to various developers and publishers to confirm this isn’t just for this sole developer.