Remember back when Sony first showed off the Vita? In one of the games they showed a very cool cross-play feature, utilising a Diablo-like dungeon crawler, that allowed you to pick and play on the Ps3 where you left off on the Vita – and vice versa. It was called Ruin, and then it became Warrior’s Lair. And now, it’s no more.
Sony’s confirmed to IGN that the game has been cancelled
“Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that Warrior’s Lair for PS Vita is no longer in development,” a Sony representative said. “We apologize to those who pre-ordered the title and ask that they contact their retailer directly to cancel their pre-sale.”
That’s a pity, because if there’s one thing the Vita can’t afford to do is lose games, especially promising ones. Sony really has no idea what to do with the Vita now, which is still struggling to gain any significant momentum, and it’s starting to look they’re hoping the PlayStation 4’s Vita interconnectivity will save the handheld.
Still, they’re quick to remind you that here are games coming for the system.
“The line-up of PS Vita first-party and third-party content remains strong with more than 85 titles scheduled to launch for the system by the end of 2013 including Killzone: Mercenary, Tearaway, Doki Doki Universe, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Flower, The Walking Dead, and more,” they added.
The problem with the Vita is that it’s still missing its “killer app,” with Media Molecule’s Tearaway being the only likely candidate on the horizon.