The fallout from the recent unveiling of Resident Evil Revelations HD doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. To recap, Capcom announced Xbox 360, PC, Wii U and PS3 versions of the 3DS original, failing to include the PS Vita in their platform lineup. Capcom took to the PS Blog to highlight the PS3 news, but the subject was quickly changed to fans venting their anger over a lack of a handheld version.
Capcom has attempted to issue a reason as to why the PS Vita isn’t getting a version of Resident Evil Revelation and along with that, the system is yet to see a Resident Evil game of any kind so far. However, fans are not really impressed with Capcom’s explanation and here it is in full as taken from the PS Blog comment section.
Mike Lunn is the project manager for Capcom, and when directly asked why the PS Vita is being left out of the party, here is what he had to say in reply:
“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.”
The problem here is that many gamers do not play with surround sound as a mandatory setup. TV speakers are still widely used for many gamers, making his reason about surround sound a little dubious. Large format screen has been picked upon again, since the game originally came to the 3.5-inch 3DS and wouldn’t take any quality away from if the game was ported to the 5-inch OLED Vita screen.
The real reason behind the snub, could lie in the fact that Capcom believes that the PS Vita is a sinking ship and doesn’t want to take the chance or effort to bring Resident Evil, or Monster Hunter 4 for that matter, to the Vita. Of course he was never going to say that on the official PS Blog though was he?
We’ve now read feedback that many users plan to buy a used company of Revelations, just to get their point across that they’ve made the wrong move in ignoring the Vita. What are your thoughts on this latest setback for Capcom? Would it have been such a difficult task to include the Vita in their Revelation revamp or not?