Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Features

Digital FoundryAssassin's Creed vs. PlayStation Vita

The behind-the-scenes story on squeezing the AC3 engine into Sony's handheld.

In a continuing series exploring the power of the PlayStation Vita, Digital Foundry talks to Ubisoft Sofia - developers of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation. This Vita-exclusive title is a remarkable piece of work, successfully translating the full Assassin's Creed experience and the AnvilNext engine that powers it onto a mobile platform.

Sony on the new PS3, Vita sales, the decline of 3D and the threat of the Wii U

FeatureSony on the new PS3, Vita sales, the decline of 3D and the threat of the Wii U

Yesterday Sony launched a new PS3. Today we find out why.

Yesterday Sony launched a new, lighter, slimmer PlayStation 3 just in time for Christmas. The PlayStation 3 super slim, or the super duper slim as Bertie called it during our live report of Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference last week, comes in two flavours in the UK: a mammoth 500GB edition (out now) and a teeny tiny 12GB edition (out 12th October). Sony doesn't set the price of its hardware in the UK (more on that later), but shops are live now with their offers (GAME has the exclusive on the PS3 500GB FIFA 13 bundle for 250).

But why has Sony revised the PS3 hardware yet again? And let's not forget the PS Vita, which by all accounts has sold terribly since its February launch. How's that doing? When will Sony cut the price? And what about those bigger memory cards? And where's 3D gaming gone? Sony used to love that. Now it's on the down-low. And what about the Wii U? How will Nintendo's new console impact PlayStation?

Armed with these questions we spoke with Sony UK boss Fergal Gara at Eurogamer Expo to get answers.

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