Infinity Blade II just released last week to some of the warmest reception in iOS history. Epic Games, the series’ developer, has had major success in the handheld market, and with the PlayStation Vita on its way with some major technology included, people have been wondering if the company might finally break into handheld the PlayStation market.
Mike Capps PhD, President of Epic Games, has no plans to support the PlayStation Vita. He stated during an interview with GI.biz:
We’re not currently making a Vita game, I’m not sure how well it’s going to be accepted in our Western market which is primarily where our games sell.
It’s a really cool platform, but I have a phone, and it’s really hard to compete with that.
Both Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II would have been excellent additions to the Vita given their quality, depth, and gorgeous visual presentation which utilizes Unreal Engine 3. Judging by Capps’ words, if the Vita does manage to secure popularity in the Western market, Sony might find themselves a new partner. However, the PlayStation Portable was never able to achieve such success, and as such Western support was extremely limited. The Vita has a long road ahead of it.