NieR Automata Director Wants To See A PlayStation Vita Successor
The Switch is apparently a bit too big.
The Nintendo Switch is portable gaming’s last stand – it’s a hybrid system, so it’s also a home console – but as a portable, it really shines, with its modular nature, high end build, high resolution screen, and sleek form factor. It also stands as the natural successor to the Nintendo 3DS by definition, and also to the PlayStation Vita, since it seems unlikely that Sony will be making a new handheld system any time soon.
That hasn’t stopped a lot of people wishing that Sony would, in fact, make a new handheld. Speaking on Twitter, Yoko Taro, the director of the Drakengard and NieR series, and responsible most recently for NieR Automata, has said that the Switch’s release makes him wish that there would be a Vita successor, too. He says that while the Switch is great, it’s also just a bit too big- and he would like something smaller, like what the Vita was. He also says that smartphone gaming doesn’t scratch the same itch for him.
I, too, wish that Sony would make a third handheld, because for all their faults, I loved the PSP and PS Vita- sadly, however, it doesn’t seem likely. Thankfully, the Switch is a worthy successor to those machines, and over time, Nintendo can maybe release a smaller revision of it, too.