Sony confirms Call of Duty for PS Vita this year

first_imgThe news that won’t surprise any gamer out there has been confirmed: Call of Duty is heading to the PS Vita. What may surprise you is the fact it will enjoy a simultaneous launch with the next installment of the game on consoles and PC later this year, suggesting it could offer up a mobile version of what we play on those other formats.In the past, Call of Duty has taken different forms in order to get it running on mobile hardware. As these formats have limited processing capabilities, porting the console version has never really been possible. But the PS Vita is a very powerful machine, and a true port of the console version of the next game is viable, albeit with some graphical effects turned off or level sizes trimmed.Surprisingly, the confirmation of the game for PS Vita didn’t come from Activision. Instead, Sony’s senior vice president of PlayStation Brand Marketing, Guy Longworth, mentioned the game during a chat with GameTrailers’ Geoff Keighley about the launch of the handheld. For Sony to be making a big deal about a game several months away, and before the publisher, shows how important the title is. But it also suggests Sony may be a little concerned about how much interest there is in the Vita. Usually platform holders want to talk about the titles available at launch, not those arriving at the end of the year.It was inevitable that Activision would choose to support the PS Vita. Not only will that mean even more sales for the franchise, they can also advertise how well the Call of Duty Elite service works on the go, therefore enticing more gamers to subscribe. More at GameTrailers, via Gamasutralast_img read more