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We thought it was odd that the Vita version of of the latest Ratchet & Clank game (which was a part of Sony's CrossBuy/CrossPlay initiative) didn't launch on the same day as the PS3 game. Now, it's been delayed even further.
The Vita game, which was supposed to release in January, has now been delayed to an unspecific "Spring 2013" date. On the PlayStation Blog, SCEA producer Greg Philips writes:
"As many of you know, when Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault launched for the PS3 system this past November, we announced that the PS Vita version would be coming out later in January 2013 to ensure the best portable Ratchet & Clank experience possible.
Our friends at Tin Giant have been working night and day to bring Insomniac’s PS3 game to the PS Vita system and to provide our fans with a great game. While the original delay has helped us make the game better, we still need more time to bring the game up to the standards expected by our fans.
In order to do this, the launch date for Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for PS Vita has moved to Spring 2013. We realize that this delay may be disappointing for our fans, but please know that we are doing our best to get the game into your hands as soon as possible."
As a gesture of apology for the delay, Sony is offering all those who purchased the game for the PlayStation 3 a free download of Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked, to be given away when Full Frontal Assault for Vita launches.
For more on the game, read our review of the PS3 version.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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At least they're offering a free game to compensate. Considering I've been loving the game in question on my PS2, I think it's a good recompensation for the wait.
As long as it's good, it should be fine.
its good. maybe they're fixing some bugs in cross-play compability.
That stinks! D: First Rayman Legends is delayed and now this, both of which I've been very excited for. Oh, well. At least I'll get a free copy of Ratchet: Deadlocked!
well hope they nail it the ps3 one was fun
I was like, "oh, they're delaying it again, no big deal I guess...WAIT DID THEY SAY DEADLOCKED?"
All the Ratchet & Clank games have great weapons, but I think Deadlocked has more of my favorites than any of the others.
While I appreciate the free game, a better gesture of apology would be to actually release the damn game.
At least they offered something in return for the delay.
I'd rather they delay the game than release a lousy port.
However, I'd rather they announce the delay BEFORE the release date and not a week and a half later.
European users are getting Motorstorm RC for free instead... sucks to be you guys.
If anyone is wondering, this game is awesome. Like other R&C titles it is best played with a friend. It has 5 chapters and a fun VS multiplayer, so it's worth the $20.
That's nice of them =)
Well, I don't have a Vita anyway and probably still won't after Frontal Assault, but this is the better kind of delay, one that's just concerned about quality over a rush job. I'm looking at you Ubisoft.
Free game you say?
Delayed again????? I want to play rachet and clank on my vita.......that was the point of buying the ps3 version of it. Guess ill have to wait even longer now.......