Bossa Studios head Henrique Olifiers is predicting failure for PlayStation Vita.
Olifiers believes the Sony handheld will suffer a “horrible premature death” due to a lack of cross-manufacture capabilities.
“I hate the fact you cannot play a game on the PS3 against the same game on the 360 or PC,” he said during an interview with Videogamer.com. “Walled gardens in a world where people are freely connected all the time is just a dumb idea that limits what is achievable.
“Valve is bang on: proprietary stuff is madness, we should be moving to more open platforms, to interoperability, bringing everyone together. If this is not the motto for the big console manufacturers, not only will we not be there – they’re likely to die a horrible premature death, the kind of which I think the Vita will suffer from.”
It’s an interesting opinion, but if the current generation of consoles and devices don’t support cross-manufacture play hugely and are yet to fail, it seems unlikely that the next lot will suffer.