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Apparently Sony Has Something Big, Unannounced for Vita at E3

E3 is coming, let the speculation commence!

Michael Pachter, love him or loathe him, knows more about unannounced games than you or I do. Like it or not, he’s constantly talking to the business guys at all the major platform holders, the most connected journalists in the US and the retailers holding stock space and buying power for big games. He’s prone to the odd sweeping statement about our favourite hobby but he’s certainly well connected. So, when he says there’s something big and unannounced on the way, it’s worth expending a bit of excitement.

E3 is only a few short weeks away and with Microsoft focussing on services rather than games and Nintendo poised to explain exactly what we can expect from their new hardware, Sony are likely to be all about the games. We know they’ve got Vita to push hard, and God knows they need to push that thing hard. So what’s to be expected?

Well, Michael Pachter knows something we don’t, apparently. He’s been on Geoff Keighley’s latest Bonus Round show as part of a panel discussing what might happen at the huge entertainment expo and he said that he’s excited for “one big title on the Vita that hasn’t been announced yet”. It’s just one quick comment and Keighley didn’t push him on it, as you might expect but Pachter did respond to his joke about it being Agent by refuting that possibility.

So, we know there’s probably going to be at least one… we hope for – and expect much, much more for the Vita though, given its drowsy awakenings at retail and Sony’s need to hit a big second wave of releases. What might we see for the handheld platform?

Well, Sony has been incredibly strong with first party titles in the past couple of years and the Vita hasn’t had an inFamous or a God of War yet. It’s also still missing a serious racer so Gran Turismo might be worth hoping for. Perhaps we’ll see one of those. Perhaps it’s the dream GTA project many have hoped for or something else from a third party that would entice more of the hardcore to lay down their cash.

Whatever Pachter’s unannounced title is, it’s surely only the tip of the iceberg for Sony’s E3 presentation and everyone here is just starting to let themselves get a little excited for what might come out of Los Angeles in June.

Source: Bonus Round, via GAF

  1. Bilbo_bobbins
    Since: Jun 2009

    Fingers crossed for something decent then…god knows they need it just to match their predicted 16million sales for this year.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 10:48.
    • Kivi95
      Since: Oct 2009

      Did they not say 10million?

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 10:51.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Since: Jun 2009

        oh might be wrong, I’m sure TSA put 16 million in a recent article.

        Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:33.
      • KeRaSh
        Since: Nov 2009

        The article said 16 million but I think it was combined sales with the PSP.

        Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:59.
      • colossalblue
        Team TSA: Editor
        Since: Forever

        yep, 16 million handhelds, with 10 million being the Vita.

        Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 13:12.
  2. parryman
    Since: Apr 2012

    I’m hoping for a decent stand alone title, no watered down ps3.game or port of something I can pick up for a tenner on the ps3.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 10:59.
  3. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    I’d put my money on it being a slim and lite Vita. I’m feeling cynical again.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:01.
    • PoorPaddy89
      Since: Aug 2009

      Waaaay too early for that, surely! Slims usually wait at least a year, though the PS3 slims came out pretty sharpish.

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 15:49.
  4. Sympo
    Since: Aug 2009

    Whatever it is it better end with a 4 and feature this fella > http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/14204/509625-monster01_white_large.gif

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:03.
    • Dom El
      Since: Mar 2012


      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 19:09.
  5. halbpro
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    My guess is Gran Turismo.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:05.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      That’s what I’m hoping for.

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 12:02.
    • BrendanCalls
      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
      Since: Forever

      That was my first thought

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 12:50.
    • CarBoyCam
      Since: Sep 2009

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that too!

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 19:51.
    • Pete_UK
      Since: Mar 2010

      GT isn’t the must-have console-selling powerhouse it used to be; as much as I love the series (and I do) it’s become stagnant, approaching pretentious. Massive (but basic) innovation is needed to freshen the series up; or perhaps they could just include all the tracks that have become loved series standards & stop with the random used car dealership nonsense.

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 22:18.
  6. ABlokeCalledDaz
    Since: May 2010

    Time for the White PS Vita to be unveiled.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:08.
    • philzy85
      Since: May 2010

      Surely a pink one? For the ladies……..

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:27.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      Wasn’t there a white one announced last week?

      Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 12:04.
  7. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    I watch Bonus Round all the time, it’s good, but all Pachter has done here is an extremely broad sweeping statement that Sony will announce a game for VITA. Slow clap. Sure he knows, but there is nothing to be garnered form this.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:11.
  8. bigbaldwolf
    Since: Mar 2012

    I’m keeping my hopes up for the Vita at E3. Not much has been announced to been shown for the Vita but you never know.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:14.
  9. Jakster123x
    Since: Aug 2011

    I don’t think it’s GoW, but oddly enough i’ve been thinking about an inFamous Vita game.

    Actually, it’s not that odd, come to think if it, i’ve been playing a lot of inFamous 2 recently.

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:15.
  10. Scotty34
    Since: Apr 2011

    If its Gran Turismo, There is my ps vita stater bundle

    Comment posted on 14/05/2012 at 11:30.

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