In a press release Grip Games have announced the cancellation of the Vita port of Unmechanical. 

After pleasing PS Vita fans last week with the release of the The Grip Games minis Collection on the PSN store, the developer behind titles such as Atmoic Ninjas, The Impossible Game and Jet Car Stunts have now given us some bad news. A few months ago Grip Games announced their intention of bringing their flying robot puzzle title to PS Vita, PS3 and PS4, after its initial success on PC. Unfortunately, a recent press announcement has revealed that (for the time being) PS Vita owners won’t be getting their hands on a copy of the game. The developer wrote this in regards to the PS Vita version:

“We also regret to announce that for the time being, we have cancelled the planned PlayStation Vita version. While it is possible that this version will eventually be released, it definitely won’t be simultaneously with other versions.”

It seems that it is possible the game could be released on Sony’s handheld at some point in the future, but for the time being Grip Games are focusing completely on the console versions. After such a positive few weeks for the Vita from all the announcements at the PlayStation Experience, this certainly has soured the atmosphere some what.

Are you disappointed by this news? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Karl Smith

    Maybe the Vita version couldn’t handle the power of the Unreal Engine now as that was the game was using according to the developer. It’s a shame. :*(

    • BDawg

      “Smart As” used the Unreal Engine and worked well. Of course, that may have been much less intensive.

      • Rodolfo Ferreira

        Yeah, I’d say the Vita does pretty well for a device with only 512MB of RAM.
        However, such a limited hardware represents a challenge for every single developer. You can use Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty as an example, this game was released on PS4 months ago and Just Add Water is still struggling to make the Vita port available according to their deadline.

    • Guest

      Hmmm, Wikipedia games lists Borderlands 2, Injustice, Mortal Kombat, Real Boxing and Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock as Unreal Engine games too.

      • Karl Smith

        Don’t forget Jacob Jones as well.

      • TVippy

        …aaaand BLands is fucking HORRIBLE on Vita, LOL.

    • TVippy

      It’s not a very demanding game, but it would need some compromises. The port would drain some resourses for sure, but NOTHING sells on Vita, so it’s not commercially viable to sell anything on Vita actually. It’s loooong dead.

  • Hmm, I don’t really play Indies, but any loss of a title is a bad thing on a handheld that desperately needs as much love as it can get.

    Hopefully this is a one off.

  • Nonscpo

    Well that’s certainly unexpected!

    • TVippy

      Sarcasm?

  • Buckybuckster

    Too bad for those who were looking forward to it. I don’t know enough about the game to decide whether or not I should be angered by it’s cancellation.

    • TVippy

      You really should be. The game is a real treat, but you can play it on anything else, even mobile.

  • Kevin Aaronson

    It was a decent mobile game at best, no vita owner should loose any sleep over this.

    • TVippy

      Wrong. It’s an incredible game with a heart. They’re missing out on an incredible gem.

  • Reza Gerami

    I played it a lot on my laptop while travelling, was really looking forward to the Vita-port 🙁
    A huge loss indeed!

  • TVippy

    Very predictable. As soon as devs see the numbers (even the best Vita games sell in the low thousands) they just realize it’s not worth it.

    Too bad they had no decency to look at those numbers BEFORE the announcement and the decency to at least apologise for their indecency.

  • pff bummer. but expected.