Papers, Please PS Vita Release Date Finally Confirmed
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope’s acclaimed indie game in which players assume the role of an immigration officer for the fictional country of Arstotzka, will be available for PlayStation Vita on December 12.
Pope announced the date on Twitter, where he posted a picture of the game running on Sony’s handheld with the date attached. Unfortunately, Pope didn’t say exactly how much the game will cost, but noted that “it should be roughly if not the same as desktop.” Currently, Papers, Please is available on Steam for $ 9.99/£6.99.
Papers, Please was originally released for PC in August 2013. A year later, it became available on iOS devices. Although a PlayStation Vita version was also announced in 2014, Pope said there were some issues with the port that had to be resolved before it could happen.
“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: much smaller screen, much smaller hit targets,” he told VG247. “So that kind of stuff interests me to try to figure out how to make it work well on Vita.”
In GameSpot’s Papers, Please review, Britton Peele said the game “will stress you out” and “at times it may even make you hate yourself.”
He continued: “And while it’s weird to call such an experience ‘enjoyable,’ the gameplay itself is not a miserable time. It’s worthwhile for the same reasons a depressing novel or a bleak movie can be worthwhile. There are lessons to be learned from Papers, Please, if only to remind ourselves how much worse off we could be.”