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Naughty Dog: "we're not working on anything for PS Vita"

"Consoles play to our strengths as a studio the best."

Uncharted creator Naughty Dog has clarified that it is "not working on anything for PS Vita".

The studio's community man Arne Meyer was responding to a news story posted yesterday on Eurogamer.

The story was based on a GameTrailers interview with Sony's senior vice president of PlayStation brand marketing, Guy Longsworth.

He's surprised. That's what the writing says. And he played Nathan Drake-alike Han Solo.

Longsworth was asked by GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley: "What about the top-top studios? The Uncharted game's not being done by Naughty Dog, and you've got amazing studios in Media Molecule, Guerrilla, Sony Santa Monica - are we going to see any of those guys playing with Vita? Or even Naughty Dog?"

To which Longsworth replied: "Yeah absolutely you will. You'll see a number of games coming out from all of our studios."

Eurogamer took this to mean Naughty Dog would develop for PlayStation Vita.

"I won't say never, ever, but there's no plans for it right now - we've always felt that consoles play to our strengths as a studio the best."

Arne Meyer, community man, Naughty Dog

Not so: "We're not working on anything for PS Vita," Arne Meyer explained on NeoGAF .

"I won't say never, ever, but there's no plans for it right now - we've always felt that consoles play to our strengths as a studio the best."

Meyer explained further: "I hate to sound like a treading the line spin-meister here, but I've said that traditionally consoles have played to our strengths - and desires to push the utmost limit of resources and memory our tech and engine.

"That can change with the right handheld, [that's] why I said I won't ever say 'never'. But we haven't encountered that yet - that's why Jak [& Daxter: The Last Frontier] wasn't an internal project for us.

"Of course, I should have expected the GAF hyperbole to go from there - but we've never made a handheld game, so us saying we're not working on anything at the moment shouldn't be some earth shattering surprise."

Vita game Uncharted: Golden Abyss is made by Sony Bend.

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