(News via blog.us.playstation.com)
It’s finally happened Vita fans, the long wait has come to an end. Axiom Verge creator Tom Happ posted on the Playstation blog (click here for the full article) that the Playstation Vita version will finally be released April 19, adding to the logjam of games releasing this month. Tom Happ gave some insight on why the port for the Vita specifically took so long:
“Tom Spilman from Sickhead Games was in charge of the porting process. Porting an engine to a new platform is an incredibly complicated task, yet he was able to pull it off easily for PlayStation 4. After the PlayStation 4 version was done, however, porting it to Vita turned out to be a lot more challenging. Optimizing an engine is slow and painstaking work. As the months ticked by, Tom was feeling a great deal of pressure to get MonoGame working.”
Additionally, for those who just couldn’t wait to play the game on Vita and purchased the game on the PS4, the game will be Cross Buy, so if you also have a Vita you can take Axiom Verge on the go at no additional cost.