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Banner Saga Vita on hold over porting studio's closure

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Console ports dated for next month

The Banner Saga is coming to PS4 and Xbox One after all. While both the follow up, The Banner Saga 2, and the console ports of the first game have missed their 2015 release windows, the port is slated to come to PS4 and Xbox One on January 12, 2016.

But what about the Vita port? Stoic's John Watson explained what happened in a big blog post. The short of it: Stoic hired a team to do the port, but that company ended up going out of business in May of this year with Stoic losing all the money put into it. Stoic found a new company in August to finish off the ports, but the focus, understandably, went to the newer console versions, rather than the flagging Vita, though Watson would like the game on Vita.

"The realities, however, of a very small team and a limited budget, put an immutable check on the speed of our progress. Stoic is composed of only 4 full time internal team members, all of which are currently working 100% on Banner Saga 2. Our initial budget for porting to Vita has been burned by essentially having to pay twice for the console ports. Once we can recover the substantial costs of initial console porting, we can consider our strategy to move forward with Vita."

However, now that this port has been completed by the new porting studio, porting the eventual Banner Saga 2 over from PC should be much easier. Silver linings.

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