In a recent post on the Official PlayStation Blog by Guerrilla Cambrdige Senior Producer Mark Green it was announced that Killzone Mercenary would be receiving multiple updates in the future, one of which add support for PS Vita TV in 2014.
Given the fact that Killzone Mercenary is available in Japan this is obviously not an official confirmation, but when the situation is looked at further; some curious points begin to arise.
One of initial oddities we noticed was that the Killzone article was published on November 26th on both the EU and US regional portals of the blog, but was suspiciously absent from the Asian edition; where the currently Japan-only device is set to expand.
We currently know that despite not being region-locked, importing the PS Vita TV proves fruitless as access to the PSN Store directly through the device in North America and Europe is impossible. One has to then question what purpose does informing a Western audience of the PS Vita enabling update have if servers in that region are not (and will not be) live?
Also very interesting is the choice of game itself. While if perhaps an update were to be detailed for a Japanese developed or published title it may have gone unnoticed, Killzone is a property that has strong ties to the West and specifically Europe. This is made even more dubious by the fact that many of the PlayStation Vita’s most popular Western-developed titles haven’t yet been patched for the service, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation; and more.
Sony have been quite hesitant when approached about the chance of the PS Vita TV finding a home in the West, but given the demand it would be foolish for them not to at least consider the possibility.
Do you think that this is a sign of things to come? Let us know in the comments.