Epic Games co-founder unsure if Vita will succeed

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Epic Games co-founder Mike Capps isn’t sure if Sony will see success with PlayStation Vita.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Capps revealed the Gears of War and Unreal developer is not currently working on a Vita game and said he is unsure “how well it’s going to be accepted in our Western market”.

“It’s a really cool platform, but I have a phone, and it’s really hard to compete with that,” he added. “So I’m not sure if it will be successful or not, I hope they are, it’s good for the games industry, but we got our tech on it really early.”

He added: “We were, I think, one of the very first people to get one and work with it and we were on stage at the launch, because we have a lot of licensees who are curious about it and so we did the first part. But we can’t really fully support that platform unless we’re shipping our own games, that’s how we know we know that platform, and it’s really important for us to do that.

“And so with Vita we’re not planning on shipping a game and so that means we’re pretty honest with folks and say “you can have the Vita code we’ve got but this is not the same as us having shipped on Xbox or iPhone.” It’s the same business decision I think that anybody makes, is this a platform for me?”

Vita launches in on December 17 in Japan and February 22, 2012 in both North America and Europe.