NieR creator Yoko Taro recently shared his thoughts on Twitter about wanting a successor for the PlayStation Vita, and more from next-gen handheld consoles that he feels smartphones can’t offer.
Here’s what Yoko Taro shared:
VITA の後継機が欲しいなあ。Switch が出たから少し気持ちは落ち着いてるけど、もうちょっと小型の次世代携帯ゲーム機が触りたい。物理キーの無いスマートフォンでは満たされない欲望を満たしたい。
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) March 18, 2017
“I want to see a Vita successor. That feeling has calmed down a bit after the release of Switch, but I want to play something on a slightly smaller next-gen handheld console. I want something that could satisfy my itch that can’t be done through a smartphone without physical buttons.”
Speaking to fans, he also entertained the idea of having something like a keyboard on Vita for chat purposes, as they felt that chatting on PSO2 was a bit troublesome with just its touch screen.