Regular readers of The Vita Lounge will know that we are big fans of Shahid Ahmad. If you don’t know who he is, he is part of SCEE’s strategic content team – and has been very involved in many existing Vita projects, not only the indie explosion but other things such as Football Manager Classic and the recent #JRPG campaign – which resulted in the future western release of Tales of Hearts R.

Being not only one of the most prominent figures within PlayStation that actually engages with the community, but also an ardent fan of the Vita itself, he recently tweeted:

That’s just 60 vita titles that Strategic Content are involved with, many more being negotiated. With other teams working on titles in addition to this we should have quite a few things to play for a while.

  • Chief

    Can’t wait for some of that to start coming out.

    • Lester Paredes

      Some of it is coming out next week! Borderlands!

  • Lester Paredes

    That’s great to hear. It always seems as if the Vita is just an afterthought to Sony.

  • José Juan Regalado

    I can’t wait for the E3!!!…I know that Vita will have an extraordinary conference 🙂

    • nonscpo

      As long as they announce God Eater Burst 2 for western localization at E3 i’ll be happy.

      • Amen!

      • Nesther

        You can’t localize something that doesn’t exist.

  • Buckybuckster

    Shahid really gets a bad rap within the Vita community. Wether or not he is deserving of if is an arguement best left on the shelf for another day. All I know is anyone who’s worked as diligently as he has to bring games to the “system that has no games” is fine by me.

    On a sad off topic note…. I HAVE TO WORK ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY!!! And of course for what I think is the first time ever in the States, all 10 matches will be simulcast across 10 networks! What luck I’ve been blessed with! Go Liverpool!! Seriously hoping for a Man City debacle!

    • chava

      nothing against the dude, but I don’t think its his work what got him the bad rep rather than the way he teases stuff. I don’t even follow him, but if you read the articles that include his tweets you’ll think the games he is talking about are something they never turn out to be. Again nothing against him but I can understand people getting disappointed after getting their hopes up constantly.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    I hope no more JRPG, and hopefully better AAA

    • nonscpo

      No more JRPG’s? But jrpgs are the lifeblood of all handhelds, if anything we need more variety.

      • Mauricio Quintero

        I hate them for theyre sillynes (Not all of them, but the large majority)

    • Don Mesa, director of product planning and platform software innovation at SCEA.
      “The economics simply don’t work with the traditional process,” Mesa said. “We have to do something different to get AAA games on Vita.

      “We accomplished it to a certain degree by making PS4 games work on Vita via remote play. PS Now will be another way, streaming PS3 games on Vita. I can’t wait until PS Now is out on Vita – I hope you’ll try out the experience and let me know what you think.”

      In other words don’t expect much for custom AAA titles for the vita they just aren’t cost worthy.

      • Mauricio Quintero

        Well it is good to know early the bad news, at least we’ve got Gravity Daze, :S.

  • italodance

    Yeah I’m sick of RPG please bring other genres to vita

    • nonscpo

      Yes give us more variety in genres Sony, give us more Visual Novels!

  • Dave

    While this is great news it is still sad that with 7 – 8 million vita’s in the wild there are next to no big western developers working on bespoke AAA games for the vita. Many sources including Sony themselves have spoke openly in the past about the high vita attach rate with reference to games. Most vita owners are avid gamers and i dare say most would love to see some big western franchises brought to vita as well as new AAA IP’s. I for one would happily spend my money on more console quality vita titles ( it is why I bought the system ).
    Fingers crossed that Borderlands does well on vita, shifting not just more hardware but also serving as proof that big games on vita can bring big rewards for dev’s and publishers.

    • nonscpo

      Yeah I’m hoping Borderlands moves some units too, not my cup of tea but I know sombody out there wants FPS’s on the go. Just as long as there not running around with their vitas like in that COD commercial 🙂

  • As much as I cannot keep up with the games coming out and my backlog keeps getting more massive, I love how many games are out now and incoming. The more the merrier.