Resident Evil: Revelations is coming to consoles and PC later this year, though conspicuous by its absence in Capcom’s press blurb was mention of a PlayStation Vita version.
Fans were understandably up in arms over the decision to seemingly forgo a PS Vita release, prompting many to take to the U.S. PlayStation Blog and voice their frustrations.
In response, Capcom’s Mike Lunn wrote:
“…. when we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent.”
He added: “3DS and PS-vita infrastructure let alone developing games for them are extremely different beasts. Even just the screens as you mention are completely different resolutions/functions.”
RE: Revelations was originally released on the Nintendo 3DS in January 2012. Interestingly, it is widely believed among fans that the game started out life as the mysterious PlayStation Portable title announced by Sony at E3 2009, which obviously failed to materialise.
Revelations will be released for PlayStation 3, PC Xbox 360 and Wii U in May 2013.