The PlayStation Vita is desperately in need of a killer app. With the recent price drop and impending slew of indie titles headed to the portable, the one final push it needs to drive a proper install base is one game that’s just too good to pass up. After spending some time with the beta for the latest entry in the Killzone franchise, I’m seeing a game with some good potential to provide that needed push. After some time with the beta for Killzone: Mercenary, my hopes are certainly higher for the future of the portable console.
The PlayStation Vita, currently the biggest underdog in the portable console market, has had a bit of a rough start since its launch last year. Originally it touted itself to be a true home console experience in the palm of your hands. The strategy was starting to sound eerily similar to that of the PSP; a strategy which, by all accounts, had not been terribly successful last time around. Since the announcement of the PS4, Sony has enhanced their relationships with independent developers and brought much of that love to the PS Vita. The one remaining question is whether this will be a boon for the portable, or if it’s too little too late.