It’s not so looking good for the PS Vita version of Children of Morta as recent events suggest that it might not be coming to the PS Vita anymore.
Today, developer Dead Mage has announced that it will be teaming up with 11bitstudios as the publishers of Children of Morta. To accompany the announcement, a new website has been launched but the website now only mentions a release on PS4, XBox One, and PC. Even a new trailer claims that Children of Morta is only coming to these three platforms in 2018.
On Twitter, we finally found some clarification. On August 14, user BADR-KUN™ was asking the developer the question “Children of morta for vita still coming? Please answer”. The not so clear answer from Dead Mage was “Haven’t finalized the decision yet”.
While this answer would suggest that the developer is still evaluating the PS Vita release, today’s announcement is more of a sign that the PS Vita version might be getting cancelled in the future. This would be a big blow in the face for all who had backed the Kickstarter campaign of the game in 2015 in hope for a PS Vita release.
Update: 11bitstudios has reached out to Handheld Players saying that they would not be cancelling Dead Mage’s Kickstarter promises. According to the publisher, the main focus would be on the bigger platforms for the release and fans should stay tuned for more info for the time being. If this means that the PS Vita version is still going to happen remained unanswered.