November 19th, 2012 | By Mark Isaacson
Jasper Byrne’s popular survival horror game Lone Survivor will soon be making its way to a whole new platform.
According to the man himself, UK developer Curve Studios will be handling the conversion of Lone Survivor to both PlayStation 3 and PSVita, a dream come true for Jasper who originally conceived it as a console title. Curve, you may recall, have worked on the likes of Fluidity and Explodemon among many others!
Based on some of the responses by Jasper to his fans on Twitter, this will be a direct conversion. There’s no new content in the works, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t the slight possibility of a little tinkering. The Vita is a touch screen system after all, so chances are a few touch based controls may be added. Don’t take my word for it though.
Unfortunately, with every piece of good news comes a little bad news. Jasper also confirmed his next title, the dungeon crawler New Game+, has been cancelled.
“I have decided to abandon the project,” Jasper wrote, “It’s been a very tough decision to make, quite heartbreaking really, but it IS the right thing to do. It was too big for a single person to make. This is the root of the problem. It wasn’t that I fell out of love with the idea, just that I can’t physically do it.”
There is somewhat of a silver lining, though. Jasper also mentions in his blog that if he ever were to work in a larger team, it’s certainly an idea he would like to come back to.