PS Vita Port for 2064: Read Only Memories Cancelled, Switch and Xbox One Ports Still Coming

MidBoss has cancelled the PS Vita port for 2064: Read Only Memories.

The developer noted they “tried and tried and tried to get the game to run on PS Vita,” noting that “the way we built the original engine was just not made for the amount of memory the system has.” The elaborated a bit more:

“As huge fans of Danganronpa and the 999 series, we really understand the value and potential of PS Vita and hoped and spent a lot of money and time trying to get this to work, but it just is not meant to be. We are pretty crushed over here too … In the future, we’ll make sure the build our games knowing the limitations of the platforms we’re aiming for before making any assumptions if we’ll actually be able to execute.”

The game’s Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions are roughly 95% complete and 85% complete, respectively. The iOS and Android versions are planned for a summer 2018 release, with a discounted price.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Neo-San Francisco, 2064 AD. Your life as a struggling journalist is interrupted by the world’s first sapient machine, a ROM (Relationship and Organizational Manager) named Turing. Together, you and the quirky robot will encounter a colorful cast of locals and overcome challenges as you uncover the city’s secrets behind the overlapping futures of technology and humanity. 2064: Read Only Memories is a new cyberpunk adventure that will take you on a journey of puzzle-solving and exploring as you investigate the mysterious world and characters of Neo-San Francisco.

Inspired by classics like Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father and Snatcher, 2064: Read Only Memories is a retrofuturistic take on the point-and-click adventure genre that features a rich mature narrative and unique gameplay challenges hidden within the beautiful interactive pixel scenes. The deeper you delve into the life of your missing friend, the further you get entangled into this tale about the dark side of technology.

Can you survive in Neo-SF? Or will the mystery go unsolved…?

Key Features:

  • Dynamic narrative defined by player choices, with over 10 hours of dialogue, exploration, and gameplay challenges with multiple solutions.
  • Voice acting from a unique and diverse professional cast of talent, including Austin Creed (aka WWE Superstar Xavier Woods), Todd Bridges, Melissa Hutchinson, Jim Sterling, voices from Telltale’s “The Walking Dead”, and many more!
  • New and revamped puzzles, an even deeper story and new expressive animations for the lively citizens of Neo-SF.
  • “Endless Christmas”, an extended epilogue giving you the opportunity to hang out with your favorite Neo-SF locals!
  • Even more Hassy than ever before!

2064: Read Only Memories is currently for PC and PlayStation 4.

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  • Mark

    fuck em

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Never heard of this game.

  • Jaime A.G.

    LOL!! somehow the Vita runs these games but can’t run this PoS game? just be honest and say that it’s because the Vita is dead! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b75bc5055da57bab94c63873ab6aba810e5d68d11a12c81a0454cf6bb02a8e2c.jpg

  • sanic

    Oh man first mighty number 9 gets delayed and now this gets cancelled?! Where will the vita get its dogshit games now?

  • David Curry

    On first impression the explanation looked like bullshit excuse to abandon the Vita ship, but I think I believe them. Still funny and hipstery they made their game look like it’s a 35 year old 256kb rom, but it’s actually a giant resource hog that only the latest consoles and PCs can handle.

  • orbo

    Yeah that’s pretty much what I think too.
    I don’t know why some devs are so stubborn about their insistence on releasing their stuff on a dead system.
    That said I imagine even the more stubborn of them will be jumping to the switch at this point.

  • Nagato

    Vita version cancelled?

    REEEEEsetEra on suicide watch!

  • Captain Vidya

    >make pixel text adventure game
    >somehow the Vita doesn’t have enough memory to run it
    You fukin wot m8?

  • Mr0303

    The Vita doesn’t need that cancer.

  • Mr0303

    It’s SJW all-stars.

  • RichardGristle

    Hopefully nobody buys this awful cuck shit.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Virtue signalling is more important than optimisation.

  • David Curry

    It’s more because they’re a team of amateur developers, and Vita can’t handle any game developed on Unity middleware, or it can’t be done without extensive optimization and cut content. Other Unity games on Vita were canceled for similar reasons.

  • Neppers

    I doubt any of the Vita weebs were really looking forward to that SJW shitheap. I know I wasn’t.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    What do people have against the Vita? I really don’t get it. There’s legit nothing even wrong with it as a handheld, besides the expensive sticks. It’s had some pretty decent JP stuff coming out nonstop even after Sony abandoned marketing the thing.

  • David Curry

    Region locking (or extreme discouragement), and yeah, the expensive sticks that you can’t hot-swap. PSP is one of my favorite systems ever but my Vita is collecting dust somewhere.

  • Vita is a shitty system that holds back games.

  • When will people understand that the Vita is fucking dead. Even shitty SJW games are avoiding it.

  • It’s made with Unity, which has no optimization. I have no clue why they used unity, as there’s got to be better engine options out there.

  • Bitterbear
  • Mr0303

    Mostly fanboyism.

  • Mr0303
  • Leandro Teixeira

    Region locking? Sorry sir, but you mistook the Vita with the 3DS

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Even if it did make it to the Vita, mostly everyone that owns one knows that importing is the only way to keep the console alive since what comes west is either censored, digital only or something that people already played the Asian version of, out of all the companies that launched/is launching stuff for the Vita only Marvelous/XSEED managed to bring decent games,

  • David Curry

    Well, physical game cards are region free. Digital games or DLC means factory resetting your Vita and switching regions. A little different than accessing all demos and other store items from all regions that you have an account for.

  • Mr0303

    Not really. There are still awesome devs like Idea Factory that bring uncensored games to the platform, but admittedly they are a rarity.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Yes but you gotta admit, IF has really been holding back lately and porting everything to PC basicaly, PQube and a few others still launch some stuff once in a while but it is mostly PS4. NISA is the one that no one wants to talk about (really depressing some of the stuff they do), so for me that leaves Marvelous that to me has been the real driving force for the Vita with games like Senran Kagura and Corpse Party BD

  • Mr0303

    Games being ported to PC doesn’t change the fact that they are on the Vita as well.

    NISA do launch the occasional title, but we all know to avoid them. I mostly agree with your statement that importing is the best thing to do when it comes to Vita titles, but from time to time there would still be the occasional good game.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    That is indeed true, which is stupid because originaly the Vita allowed you to switch accounts at any given time and play content regardless of the account you dled it on. In my case I really have nothing to complain because I never buy digital, only import games (I have 2 english games in my library, Freedom Wars that came with the console and Corpse Party) and my Vita is set to the JP account but I do agree that that shit really put a nail on Vita’s coffin in the west since it basicaly makes you choose a side and stick with it unless you buy 2 cards and reset the vita everytime you want to switch to a game from a different region.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    In IF case that’s starting to disappear, Moero Crystal is coming to Steam only from what I heard (I might be wrong since I cleared the game ages ago so I didn’t pay much attention to it) and from the looks of it they’ll start porting JP Vita releases to PC and simply don’t do the Vita version.

    I do agree with that, I grabbed S;G0 because I wanted to play a VN on a Vita at least once, the tl is a little bit rough around the edges but it is playable. I do hope for the sake of people that own a PSVita but can’t import that they decide to release some more games at least for another year or two, there are so many awesome games that are JP exclusives that everybody should play at least once.

  • David Curry

    I bought Vita in Japan in Dec 2011, I downloaded some SNK digital games while waiting for something to come out. I later bought the US version of Wipeout 2048, did a factory reset/region change, and all my shit on the JP account side after factory reset was deleted.
    i tried the separate memory cards but the card was corrupted and I had to reformat the card.
    As long as you’re playing physical games by yourself without patches or DLC, yeah it’s region free.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    It actually doesn’t work like that, when you factory reset it asks you if you want to format the card, if you answer no it won’t touch your JP account’s memory problem is the card will be binded to the JP account and won’t be usable for other accounts, that’s why I said you need 2 cards if you want to have two accounts. if you play with physical versions only you can use a 8GB card that normaly comes with the console for one account and the internal 1GB storage for the other account, if you buy digital only you’ll need 2 cards

  • David Curry

    Okay you have the Vita slim, I have the launch Vita which doesn’t have internal storage, I guess it works differently.
    I played Dragon’s Crown US in 2014, then I got tired of playing/not playing games on it because of region issues (my Japanese is good now, but it wasn’t in 2011-2014, and I needed to buy US games to know wtf was going on).
    The next time I turn on my Vita it’ll be to try the custom firmware options, maybe it’ll let me play multi-region then (i don’t mind paying for the games legally)

  • Jaime A.G.

    Developers should acknowledge that first and stop promising and teasing games for it.

  • Do you mean the Vita games that stay in japan or all the Vita games that comes to PC, Switch, and PS4. Vita is obsolete.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Playststion Vita is not dead. There are still games coming out for it.

  • You mean the little to no games that is in Japan? Because all their games are coming to PC, switch, and PS4. Vita has no exclusives. Vita has no games.

  • PlayerPi

    “PC is best because its more powerful then consoles”

    People don’t realize that PC games are rarely completely optimized. So sure your PC is the bee’s knees. but it’s countered by games hogging more resources than the console version.

    Only to a certain degree though. You can spend more money to fix the problem that developers don’t care to fix.

  • Zack

    Yes, I think you can now switch accounts without even changing memory card, thanks to custom firmware on Vita.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Idea Factory games have been so shit lately that they rival even Gust.

  • Mr0303

    I disagree. Their dungeon crawlers on the Vita have been quite good and they are trying new things with Neptunia.

  • bgrunge

    Man I would love the Vita if Sony would have actually followed through with Playstation TV and turned it into a Roku that would also play games. But they didn’t, and that was basically the last hope I had for that platform.

  • bgrunge

    IMO, it was dead when they killed PS TV.

  • PenguinPlayer

    I played this on PC, while this might only be my subjective opinion, you guys aren’t missing anything special. If you really feel the need for some text adventure just pick up Chaos;Child for the Vita like I did if you’re a huge weeb, otherwise you can replay Snatcher for the millionth time I guess.

  • chocodino

    My problem with the vita is that I find it inferior to the psp in almost everything.

    -more expensive (I know this is obvious)

    -bigger
    -smaller buttons (I really dislike the vita buttons)

    -having actual joysticks means that I can’t put it in my pocket (This one’s a dealbreaker for me)

    -Vita memory is a lot more expensive than psp memory (which was already more expensive than SD cards)
    -The only games I care about on the vita are on other consoles and/or pc

    Honestly I want more another PSP than a Vita.

  • Νικήτας Πολυπεπόνης

    Seriously, how can’t you make a visual novel with pseudo retro style graphics working on a PS Vita?

  • catazxy

    Unity engine+dumb SJWs, do you need to know more?

  • catazxy

    Good, nobody would have bought it either, sjw scum

  • CatCouch

    I find it really funny that Zoe Quinn, a voice actor in this game with heavy handed left wing politics, just blew up over The Last Night because it *might* have right wing politics in it. Seriously, if games are political, something NeoGAF argued was true, why can’t a game with politics you don’t agree with exist?

    That hypocrisy was actually laugh out loud stuff, especially since both games have a cyberpunk theme.They’re kind of two sides of the same coin.

    Anyway, 2064 is a pretty fun game. I got more than halfway though and vow to come back for the platinum trophy. It eases up on the politics after the first few hours. Too bad it won’t make it on the VIta, it’s a perfect fit.

  • SiliconNooB

    And nothing of value was lost!

  • JohnnyCageFan2

    Fuck Sony for leaving their product in the hands of third-party publishers. There’s an adapter for Vita memory cards. http://wololo.net/2017/08/11/microsd-adapters-sd2vita-one-buy/

  • Bigfatdane

    Or you can download a free mod that fixes it for you.

  • Bigfatdane

    It would help if you could actually buy the damn thing in the first place.
    I see lots of games in the stores for it, but the console itself is fuck nowhere to be seen.

  • JohnnyCageFan2

    > we’ll make sure the build our games knowing the limitations of the
    platforms we’re aiming for before making any assumptions if we’ll
    actually be able to execute

    How did you get into this position in the first place?
    You were…

    1) Greedy
    2) Arrogant
    3) Incompetent
    4) All of the fucking above

    Fuck ’em, sounds like they’re deferring blame.

  • ProxyDoug

    SJWs can’t code anyhing that isn’t a block-bot.

  • Vita is dead so who cares.

  • Actually games are less optimized on consoles than PC. Unless 900p at 30fps is acceptable now.

  • Vita is dead jim.

  • If they used better engines it still would not be on Vita.

  • CatCouch

    The Vita is awesome. I’ll be playing it as long as the trophies and stuff are up and running! So many JRPG’s and visual novels to complete, all just sitting on my shelf.

  • Sony already stopped supporting it so it does not have long until all it’s services are shutdown. Hehehehehehe.

  • Shinobu

    I’d imagine 2064 San Francisco is a place where everyone has AIDs, no children walk the streets and everyone just defecates on the sidewalk since they are gender neutral toilets.