Is the wait for Assault Android Cactus proving to be a spiky issue? Or is there nothing to worry about?
A little while ago a twin stick shooter was released on the PlayStation 4 to massive critical acclaim. Assault Android Cactus has been tearing up the gaming space since its release on Steam last year and since its port came to the PS4 in March my newsfeed has been inundated with friends posting videos of the strangely hypnotic bullet hell ballet.
However I didn’t buy it on PS4. As someone who commutes regularly I was waiting; ready to pounce like a panther in the shadows, for the Vita version of the game. And as a twin stick arcade shooter I thought that playing AAC on the go would be the ideal way to consume the title.
So I waited.
And I waited.
Gosh darn it just where the hell has Assault Android Cactus on the Vita disappeared to?
Well in a recent interview with Games Industry, Witch Beam’s Tim Dawson explains that even though AAC is still being developed in house for the PlayStation Vita and WiiU, they are not expecting the game to financially perform well. And although they are still willing to bring these ports out for the fans, this may go some way to explaining why there hasn’t been much urgency in getting the game released on Sony’s handheld.
Dawson explains in the interview
“Honestly at this point, the main reason I want to bring it to the Vita is because I like the platform personally. We said we were going to, and we have a lot of people following us because they own Vitas and they want to see it too. At this point, as brutal as it is to say, we don’t have many expectations from it. We don’t think it’s going to be a massively profitable platform to us at this point, but it’s also super-important that we do what we said we’d do.”
Well even if we don’t have the game on our Vitas just yet it is reassuring to see that Dawson and the team are passionate about the platform and own Vitas themselves. Fingers crossed we will be seeing a worthy port of Assault Android Cactus very soon!
So what do you think? Are you happy for the wait or a bit ticked off? Are games like Tachyon Project enough to scratch that twin stick itch for the time being or are you craving Assault Android Cactus like water in the desert? Sound off in the comments below!