Converting PS3 games to Vita “is a smooth process”
Can anyone remember when the PSP came out and during several interviews game producers stated how easy it was to port PS2 games to the hand-held powerhouse? Well I do, and reading it so many times got my hopes up of seeing epic PS2 titles like Final Fantasy 10 and Resident Evil 4 on my awesome portable. Sadly this didn’t happen, but we did see great games like Persona and Grand Theft Auto got great handheld adaptations that played well and were very true to form.
In a recent interview Tomoaki Ayano had this to say: “Converting Street Fighter X Tekken from the PS3 to the PS Vita was a very smooth process actually.
The PS Vita is an extremely powerful piece of hardware, so it wasn’t all that difficult. However, maximising the power of the system was something that really took some effort.
Ultimately, though, we were able to achieve a stable 60 frames per second, making it a true fighting game experience. Japanese people are really good at taking big things and shrinking them down.
I can promise you that the PS Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken will satisfy everyone out there.”
So there we have it. Porting games from the PS3 to the Vita is a very achievable task, and although it took a bit of work to get the frame rate to the desired 60fps. There are many games that don’t utilise that high of a framerate. Perhaps certain games are easier to port? e.g. Fighting games are confined to a small area so there aren’t huge open worlds and vast amounts of game logic to process. Whatever the case, it’s best not to make that “porting wishlist” or you might just feel a bit dssapointed when your favourite console game never becomes portable. Oh, how I yearn for Silent Hill 3 on my PSP.
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