Trendy cancels Dungeon Defenders Vita

Diverts resources to unannounced project.

Trendy Entertainment has cancelled the PlayStation Vita version of Dungeon Defenders.

It's decided to switch the resources it had planned to use to create the Vita version to an unannounced project, the developer said in an update on its website.

"We originally showed off a tech demo of Dungeon Defenders running on Sony's handheld early last year," Trendy said.

"E3 came and went, and our fans noticed that nothing was said about Dungeon Defenders for the Vita. While we believe the Vita is a very capable platform, we've decided to shelve the Vita port of the game. Many fans, including myself, would like to play Dungeon Defenders on the portable device, but ultimately, we've decided to divert those resources to other pursuits. We can't talk about these at the moment.

"In fact, you may not hear about these for quite some time. But trust us when we say it'll be worth the wait."

The nifty thing about Dungeon Defenders is that it features cross-platform play between the PS3, PC, Android and iOS versions. The Vita version was expected to link up with the PS3 version.

"Dungeon Defenders is essentially a PS3 game brought to NGP (the Vita's codename)," Epic founder Tim Sweeney said at a Tokyo press conference in 2011.

"At CES this year, Trendy showed Dungeon Defenders on a Tegra 2 mobile device playing multiplayer against a PlayStation 3. Trendy told me they're planning to have NGP players playing against PS3 players. So this part is already a reality.

"All they need to add is the ability to save your status in the cloud so you can pick up and play on another device and they're done. That's not a hard problem to solve and I suspect Sony will offer a good solution for that via PSN at some point."

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