We knew Gravity Rush 2 was a thing, but it wasn’t until this morning that news broke that it won’t have the same home of the PlayStation Vita as its predecessor. Instead, the sequel was announced as a PS4 exclusive.

Many fans instantly began raging at the news that Gravity Rush 2 isn’t even getting a Vita release alongside the PS4 version. After all, Gravity Rush has gained somewhat of a cult following. Generally, those who played it, loved it. Is Sony burning these same fans for standing alongside the game on the handheld platform by giving them the next entry on an entirely different system?

The pool of people who both own a Vita and have played Gravity Rush isn’t exactly the largest number you’ll ever find, but this is exactly why if a sequel was going to happen, Sony was never going to put money behind it to bring to the Vita.

When initial reviews for the game came out, the general consensus was that the game was great and worthy of a play through, but sales for the game treaded far behind where Sony had hoped. If the series was ever going to see another entry, it was going to have to be on a  platform that offered a large enough audience to make it worth it. Bring in the PS4.

The game’s director, Keiichiro Toyama, previously spoke in an interview saying that Gravity Rush was suited better for Vita due to its “handy and accessible nature” and “the impression of a different world existing beyond the screen” that the player gets by tilting the device. So will the DualShock 4’s gyroscope be an applicable substitute for the Vita?

Movement on the handheld device felt accessible and fluent once you got a hang of it. Still, such a small screen often left players confused as to where they were headed when main character, Kat, was flying through the air in combat against the ever appearing Navi monsters. Will putting the title on a home console make movement easier? It’s yet to be determined.

While it would’ve been a nice bit of fan-service to see Gravity Rush 2 end up on the Vita in some form, it should hardly be surprising that it isn’t happening. For a long time now, Sony has been going all in on PS4, and maybe as fans, we should just be happy to see a sequel happening at all.

If that doesn’t comfort you, there’s always remote play.

Gravity Rush

  • vongruetz .

    And they thought that the reason didn’t buy Tearaway was because it was only on the Vita and launched on the worst day possible (ie, the same day as XB1 launch, Link Between Worlds release, and Super Mario 3D World launch). So they thought things would be better when they brought it to the PS4 and launched it in a quiet week. Turns out, people just don’t want to buy the game. I wonder if Gravity Rush is going to suffer the same fate.

    • Daredevil

      The ps4 version came out the same month metal gear solid v came out so shut up. That’s what people do when they don’t know what they’re talking about.

      • vongruetz .

        And what do I not know? That Tearaway was released on the worst possible day ever? Or that Tearaway Unfolded didn’t sell? Ok, so it came out the same MONTH as Metal Gear Solid 5. If it came out in October and didn’t sell, what would be the excuse then? The game charted at #33 in the UK. So 31 other games managed to sell better, including GTA V and the year old FIFA 15. To emphasize how poorly it sold in UK, Madden 16 outsold it by a mile. Hell, last year’s Call of Duty even topped Tearaway Unfolded. So don’t try to say that the only reason it didn’t sell was because Metal Gear Solid V came out a week before it. That just makes you sound stupid. Now, if Tearaway finished 2nd, maybe you’d have a point.

        I love Tearaway and bought it twice for my Vita (both physically and digitally), but when its price dropped in half just a few weeks after launch, it was clear where the interest level was in the game. It got great reviews, it’s cute and charming, and it sold like crap. It’s a niche game that appeals to a small market and the video game market at large does not want it. It’s sad but true.

        • Josué B. Hernández

          If it charted at #33, then there are others 32 games above it… I can’t take serious the argument of someone that can’t do simple maths…

          • vongruetz .

            Sigh…. Tearaway is at #33. Metal Gear Solid 5 is #1. That means there are 31 games in between. Let’s make this simple for you. Start counting from #2 through #32 and what do you get? What? 31? Really? Yes, it is simple math. There are in fact 31 games placed between #1 and #33. You have gone to school, right? If you have then you’ll clearly see that that 31 games indeed sit between MGSV and Tearaway. So why in the hell should I take anything you say seriously when you can’t understand a basic concept called “math”?? I’ll wait until you finish counting. This may in fact take awhile…

            (“then there are others 32 games above it” which makes no sense, but since MGS5 is one of those games, it doesn’t count when tallying the games between #1 and #33)

  • miyamoto

    And waste all that glorious, beautiful and fantastic Gravity Rush 2 open world graphics on a 5″ inch screen!?
    Are you kidding me?

    I bought a PS Vita 2000 just for Gravity Rush and Uncharted: GA.
    I am very happy it’s coming to PS4 along with its sequel.

    For everybody’s information Gravity Rush was meant to be a console title originally made for the PS3 not for the PS Vita.
    Proof: https://www.youtube.com/wat

    The PS Vita port has served its purpose, ran it’s course and performed very well and was a system seller (that is me. it’s free on PS+) Now it’s time for it to make a comeback to a PlayStation home console,the PS4, in all its original glory plus its sequel.

    Sony is gonna make more munny with the PS4 remaster instead of just leaving this on the PS Vita as this beautiful game will attract millions of gamers around the world.

    The PS Vita is gonna be fine as Sony is still making munny on it even if its only in Japan.

    We should all be happy the game is gonna be played and enjoyed by more gamers around the world.
    Period.
    End of drama.
    No sense in crying over a piece of plastic.

  • Ucouldntbemorewrong

    I never heard about this game?
    Looks very different from the norm.

  • Haru Mizushima

    there wouldn’t be a gravity rush 2 if it wasn’t for ps vita owners who have been alongside it since day one,that is a proven fact.then again who knows what’s going to happen maybe they will change there mind before or after the game releases.

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