PS Vita won't get Resident Evil: Revelations

Capcom wants the large screen, surround sound experience

Following the announcement that 3DS title Resident Evil: Revelations will make the move to other consoles, Capcom has explained why the PS Vita is not on the list.


Resident Evil: Revelations was released as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive last year, and earlier this week Capcom announced the title will have a HD remake released on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

In response to queries regarding a Vita port, Capcom product manager Mike Lunn replied on the PlayStation Blog with an explanation for the Vita no-show.

Lunn states that "when we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent."

Not satisfied with this response, fans continued to raise the issue, confused by how a handheld title couldn't be ported to another handheld console. Lunn simply explains that "3DS and PS-vita infrastructure let alone developing games for them are extremely different beasts. Even just the screens as you mention are completely different resolutions/functions," and refers readers to his initial comment.

The console version will include new content, an extra difficulty mode, improvements to Raid mode, and Lunn promises that this won't be a simple port. "Revs is not just a 'filter' slapped on the previous version. Our team literally went in and re-textured (sometimes recreated in whole) the models used for this version so rest assured it will look fantastic."