An update to the title’s Kickstarter page has revealed that the Vita version will not come to be after all.

It’s official; Hyper Light Drifter has been cancelled for PlayStation Vita. The developer (Heart Machine) has issued an update video on their Kickstarter page today, and in the video the cancellation and its full reasoning is explained.

Here it is for clarity;

The bottom line however, is that there will be no Hyper Light Drifter for Vita – so adjust yourselves accordingly. 🙁

PS; Kickstarter backers will be able to swap out their Vita key for another platform if the Vita version was tacked on to their original platform backing, while those with Vita as their primary platform will be able to get a refund. Check the video and their Kickstarter page for further details.

  • Kevin Aaronson

    Sad day

  • Sirte

    I thought this was already known……

  • chizwoz

    It’s a 2D game! Can’t be that hard to port.

  • Kishnabe

    One of the few indie games, I would have loved on the Vita. Bastion and Axiom Verge pulled through.

    • Jeremy Leeds Frank

      Teslagrad as well they did a bang up job

  • vongruetz .

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! This was always my most anticipated Vita game. Well, guess I will never play this game.

    • Replicant Jason Booth

      Me too, honestly held off on buying any other version.

  • Reza Gerami

    Okay, that game doesn’t look very advanced from a technical POV. If the developer can’t be bothered with finishing the port then perhaps he ougha offer an external studio the job – but I guess the numbers just don’t add up.

    Disappointing but for me, that just means I won’t play the game – period. No way I’d give it a shot on any other platform.

    • Replicant Jason Booth

      I guess they enjoy disappointing people and not making more money.

  • Lester Paredes

    Well crap. I was really looking forward to this game.

  • XrosBlader821

    so many Indie games getting canned on Vita 🙁

  • moreover

    Bastardos. Oh well, I’ll just refrain from buying their games in the future.

  • DMSpider

    I am very disappointed by this. 🙁

  • sunbeam4

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they choosed to maybe make an nx port at later date instead.

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  • Replicant Jason Booth

    I woke up this morning and thought hey why don’t I check on the progress of hyper light drifter for the vita… Little did I know it had already been canceled. I waited patiently, but patience doesn’t garuntee anything 😔