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Why Final Fantasy Type-0 HD isn’t on PS Vita

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is on the way to PS4 and Xbox One in March, with Square-Enix giving the PSP classic their usual HD remaster treatment.

The question that never seems to die though, is why Final Fantasy Type-O HD isn’t coming to PS Vita. We are pleased to perhaps bring you some closure on this debate now, as game director Hajime Tabata recently answered some questions about the game in a Reddit AMA.

The main reason, as some of you may have expected is due to apparent technical restrictions. When answering a specific question on why the lovely 5-inch PS Vita isn’t getting a version, Tabata said that it would be difficult to export the data over to the PS Vita, from Xbox One and PS4 hardware.

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He also said that it is completely different from the situation where they were able to bring Final Fantasy X HD to the PS Vita, as it’s a lot more complex in terms of ‘technical specs’ – according to the director.

Are you happy with this explanation though? Some may still argue that Square-Enix could have brought Type-O over to the Vita if they really wanted to and claim that the real reason is fears that it may not be worth their effort in terms of sales after launch.

Obviously the decision has been made though and the official conclusion is that it’s not possible for technical reasons.

It is worth pointing out though that those with a PS4 can simply pick up the PS4 version and remote play it on the PS Vita for essentially the same experience – is this what most of you plan to do?

Give us your thoughts on the reasons why there will be no Final Fantasy Type-0 PS Vita release date.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Jam Chua
Jam Chua

cmon! make it happen!

loarde
loarde

So then why not just release the PSP version for Vita? I MEAN THERE IS A TRANSLATION PATCH THAT YOU GUYS ALMOST TOOK DOWN. How hard would it be to just simply take those two things and make it a digital game for vita?

aros
aros

No vita no buy. I will never support this game or ANY other Square release due to this and I hope enough sales are lost on a permanent basis that they regret this.

wavy
wavy

BTW if you still have a psp especially one that is jailbroken should download type 0. Then just use Google to help u beat the game since it will be in Japanese. Happy gaming #WavyVaporizers

wavy
wavy

That’s a bunch of crappie cause psp yea a system that is nowhere near not even a inch close to being better at any aspect of inside and out of the ps vita and the psp has final fantasy type 0 it’s been out for the past 7 years or so so how in the world can a psp run the original final fantasy type 0 and not bring that psp version to ps vita? No way in hell that psp stronger than ps vita in anyway

Kyun MoeMoe
Kyun MoeMoe

That’s bull…

Maggard
Maggard

So disappointing they didn’t include the PS-Vita in the plans for the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD release.

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