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Can PS Vita hardware handle Assassin’s Creed 3?

With E3 just around the corner, it is a very exciting time for gaming fans around the world. At the same time, it is probably a very nervous time for publishers and developers as they hope their secrets are not revealed before their E3 keynotes take place.

One massive secret regarding Assassin’s Creed 3 may have been leaked though, to Ubisoft’s obvious displeasure. There’s still no guarantee that this is real until we find out at E3, but a retailer listing has been discovered for a PS VITA version of Assassin’s Creed 3.

Given the mouthwatering screenshots and trailers that we’ve seen for the console version of ACIII so far, our first reaction to a PS Vita version is – how would this even be possible? The PS Vita can handle console quality games to an extent, but Assassin’s Creed 3, seriously? We would love to see if that is possible.

On the other hand, Ubisoft may be developing a spin-off version of ACIII on the PS Vita instead, with toned down graphics and a bigger emphasis on touchscreen play, rather than mesmerizing graphics that we’re seeing on the console version. Ubisoft would surely have a massive hit on their hands if they are developing a game for the PS Vita, but we would find it very hard to believe if they can just port the console version over to the PS Vita without encountering any difficulties.

Right now, all we have to go on is a retailer listing by Zavvi. An October 31 release date is also mentioned, which puts in the same bracket as the console release. Could Ubisoft have possibly kept PS Vita development a secret, or is this too good to be true? You would imagine that developing both console and PS Vita versions at exactly the same time, for a simultaneous release is a very hard task to achieve. Somehow we have a feeling that this may be one pre-E3 rumor that will turn out to be complete rubbish. It’s good to dream though, right folks?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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the vita can run ac3, no question. but can it be ported directly from the consoles is a entirely different question. firstly the vita is highly capable of running large scaled games, we have ssen larged scaled games on n64 and even gc with great visuals. such as conkers and twilight princess. the vita may not be able to have as many people on screen and throughout the cities as the console versions, but it should be able to handle enough people to still make it worthy of its console counterpart. the vita version wont need to do as many… Read more »


The real point is its irrelevant, its not going to sell.

Systems sell when they get exclusives, not downgraded ports…………..

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Yes it can (he said more politely than poster No. 1) the question is how much do we lose in the process and would someone who could buy the Wii U, PS3 or Xbox version also go for the PSV edition. 

There would have to be serious benefits to get anyone to do that


Lol your an idiot, I’m sorry but you are..Is the Vita powerful enough to handle ACIII, Um yes DumbAss the console has stronger aspects than both PS3 & XBOX. The only thing that Vita has is slightly weaker textures…god i hate people making stupid assumptions!

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