Papers, Please is coming to PS Vita, developer Lucas Pope just has to decide who’s making it
PC bureaucrat-em-up Papers, Please is all but confirmed for PS Vita. The only thing holding it back is that creator Lucas Pope is trying to deicide whether he’s going to do it himself or outsource it.
Papers, Please coming to PS Vita
Pope previously worked at Naughty Dog on the first two Uncharted games but left to go indie. Papers, Please was a big hit last year with its morally burdensome task of manning a border checkpoint in the fictitious country of Arstotzka. The challenge came from balancing the strict requirements of the job with feeding your family and an ongoing political struggle.
Speaking to VG247 Pope says “For a Vita version, I’m 50 percent I want to do it myself and 50 percent I should just hand it off to somebody who knows what they’re doing and can take it over for me.” Apparently at this point he’s “the only guy who’s ever touched the source code or anything related to the game”.
He admits the Vita version will need some work: “I do want to do a Vita version, but the thing is there’s a lot of kind of interesting UI challenges to make it work well on Vita”. But while he “really [wants to be] involved in the port” he makes it clear “I got to do something else, I got to move onto something else”.