Media Molecule’s inventive platformer jumping ship.
In what must have been one of the most unexpected announcements at GDC, Media Molecule took the stage during Sony’s presentation to announce that their gorgeous, charming, inventive little platformer from last year, Tearaway, made ground up and exclusively for the PS Vita, will be coming to the PlayStation 4, and that it has been completely re-imagined to utilize the PS4’s unique functions.
It’s some great news, in a way, because Tearaway was a wonderful game that deserved much better than the abysmal reception that it had on the Vita. But it’s also terrible news, because it basically seals the Vita’s fate (as if the thorough cold shouldering that it received at Sony’s conference wasn’t enough): the system is dead, Sony doesn’t care, and one of its best, most inventive games is now no longer an exclusive.
Oh well, I guess. At least more people get to experience this gorgeous, beautiful game this way.