SEGA’s new PS3/PSV title is rather disappointing

Posted under News, PS3, Vita
March 26, 2013 by (@NE_Brian)

SEGA’s new PlayStation 3/PS Vita title isn’t a Valkyria Chronicles. Not even close. It’s not related to Yakuza or Sands of Destruction either.

This week’s Famitsu reveals that the new project is “Sakatsuku”, a soccer title for Sony’s systems. It’ll support cross-play and cross-save features. 100 clubs as well as 6 leagues are included.

Well, at least things make sense now. The teaser site was using sand to fill up a spherical/circle object… which we can probably say for sure is a soccer ball.

  • Kazzy


    • Jacob

      What did you expect? High profile devs are ignoring the Vita more and more, as if it were the bubonic plague. It’s all indie trash and low dev cost games for Sony now. The PS3 will be no different when the next gen starts as Sony is going nowhere fast and trying to push the industry into a crash like in the 1980’s with more shovelware than quality, screaming brainlessly “look at our support”, but ignoring all the pitfalls that it thrusts upon the entire ecosystem.
      Self-publishing will also destroy Sony sooner rather than later as it will propagate malware onto the PS platform and all the fun that ensues.

    • What?!?

      Sega isn’t indie?

  • Jacob

    Let’s see what that LameStation paupertart Ana Helusic has to say now…PS fans are the absolute epitome of retardation.

    • Kazzy

      TroLolLLoLLL.oolLL…the BiiOOTch better off sucking Fony FlopStation 4’s new controller than crying in a bloody river of Fony PoopStation.

      • pezus

        Are you two for real?

      • matt

        and here come the fan boys who clearly need to grow up or be shot one or the other it all good to me

  • GaySkull

    Secret Sega game ‘uses all PS Vita features’, is original IP

    “Totally original” action adventure concept coming from new UK studio

    By Tim Ingham for CVG UK

    Sega has told CVG that its newly-announced UK studio is already hard at work on a PlayStation Vita game that is based on new IP and uses “all of the console’s features”.

    As revealed this morning, Sega has opened a studio that has been born out of its secret Technology Group in the West Midlands. The venture is being headed up by former Sega Racing Studios chief and 16-year industry veteran Chris Southall.

    The studio’s first title will be an action-adventure game, and is set to launch in late 2012.

    “The Sega Technology Group is an internal set of people that we actually set up with six of the brightest minds from Sega’s Racing Studio,” Gary Dunn, VP of product development for Sega West told CVG. “One of their key tasks is to get onto new technology quickly to help the rest of the group. For instance, they made a relatively early PS3 game on 360. That experience was brought to bear helping our other studios around the globe for optimising for next-gen consoles.

    “It’s not just tech, it’s artists and designers too, who provide product support around the globe. That group has been working at the forefront of technology. You name the new hardware – 3DS, Vita, Wii U, Kinect – its first experience in the Sega Corporation in that group, certainly in the Western world.”

    Dunn explained that the new Solihull studio was set up after Sega’s publishing team saw one particularly clever prototype arrive out of the Technology Group.

    “The Solihull studio doesn’t mean the end of the tech group,” he clarified. “Far from it – they’ll feed off each other naturally high levels of innovation.”

    Dunn told us that the new Vita game – which Sega confirmed this morning was an action-adventure title – is only currently in pre-production.

    “It’s not a racing game, I can tell you that,” added Dunn. “It’s currently being developed on PlayStation Vita – but whether that’s it’s only platform will remain to be seen.

    “What really impressed us was the way it uses the Vita’s feature set – I genuinely couldn’t put it into a current genre because of the way it uses all them. It’s totally original.”

    That’s quite a few features: Vita boasts touch-sensitivity on its back and front, twin analogue sticks, a gyroscope and cameras. Dunn confirmed that game wasn’t based on a licence or an existing Sega franchise, and was a “completely new IP”.

    Sega is on a recruitment drive at the new West Midlands studio, and is hoping to have a team of 15 in place to work on the new title.

    “In its first phase, we’re looking for 15 game developers in total in the new studio – that’s on top of the six from the Technology Group, who will fall back into there,” explained Dunn. “We want people who can take brand new hardware and start prototyping, so as well as some fresh faces, we want lots of experienced people who are going to populate that idea.

    “We’re super-exited about this. When you look at the very nature of where this studio’s been born and how they’ve been doing prototypes on the latest and greatest hardware. It’s thrilling, to be honest.

    “It won’t be easy to find the right people, as despite some high-profile recent closures and redundancies, demand for the top developers still outweighs supply. But we’ve got a fantastic talent pool in Britain, so we’re very optimistic.”

    oh how ignorant people easily forget!

    The name of the studio is Hardlight

    PS Vita has tons of games compared to other consoles out there.

  • matt

    I hate fan boys who eave in-mature comments learn to grow up

  • unevenwizard

    Wow, a teaser site for a soccer game? What a let down.

  • Mark

    A soccer game… really?!… could it be any more uninteresting?

  • Mark

    A soccer game… really?!… could it be any more uninteresting?

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