Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 6/19/14


"Third-party content will continue to dominate Vita’s software library, according to Sony.While the company has released Vita entries in some of its biggest franchises, from Uncharted: Golden Abyss to Killzone: Mercenary, first-party support is on the decline now that the handheld’s graphical capabilities are no longer the main “talking point”, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.Asked if Vita will receive fewer first-party games going forward, Yoshida replied: “I would say, yes, that’s correct.”"


"Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat is unsure of his studio’s future, following reports that Quebec plans to cut millions in subsidiary bonuses.Earlier this month it was reported that the Quebec government is cutting tax relief for video games, meaning that many game studios in the area, including both Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec, will take a big hit.Notably, these tax relief models were a large factor in why Ubisoft moved into Quebec in the first place, so this talk of tax bonuses being cut back is not good news for the company, especially as it recently announced plans to invest millions in its Quebec City studio."


"Fez designer Phil Fish is no stranger to controversy. Last year, after a visit from the Drama Llama, he exploded after somebody on the internet called him a whiny moaner, and he proved just how whiny he was by cancelling the development of Fez 2. Now he’s making waves again, by saying that YouTubers owe him money.In a series of now-deleted tweets captured by Gamespot, Fish likened YouTubers to pirates.“YouTubers should have to pay out a huge portion of their revenue to the developers from which they steal all their content. [Ad] revenue should be shared with developers. This should be built into YouTube. Anything else is basically piracy.”He went on to say:“If you generate money from putting my content on your channel, you owe me money. Simple as that. If you buy a movie, are you then allowed to stream the entirety of it publicly for people to watch for free? No, because that’s illegal.”"