Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has expressed his belief that Sony will struggle against the likes of mobiles and tablets with its forthcoming PS Vita handheld.
“The Vita is an absolutely fantastic platform but it will have a hard time, and it might be too late,” he said. “I love Sony as a company, and we have great relations with them, but the Vita is going to have a hard time against the next generation mobiles and all the tablets.”
He added: “There’s also the 3DS investing in this market. It’s going to be a battle, and it will be about content and the platform’s ability to receive the content. Streamlined social connectivity will also be very important.”
Sony yesterday announced that the Vita will be out before Christmas in Japan, but will miss the US and Europe altogether in 2011, and is instead set launch early next year as part of its planned phased release.