Much like any other gamer interested in the Vita, I have been searching high and low for any news or rumors about the Vita. Two important points I would like to see clarified ASAP – 3G data plan (required, options, etc) and battery life.
Eurogamer has a nice interview with Sony’s Andrew House, and while this particular interview did not directly answer the two aforementioned questions, it does give a glimmer of hope to the Vita having decent battery life.
Eurogamer: What battery life are we looking at for Vita?
Andrew House: I haven’t seen specifics on battery life. But I would say the absence of a disc-playing mechanism is very helpful in terms of conserving battery life. And then an OLED screen. Beyond the beauty of the screen itself, one of its prime attractions is it’s extremely energy efficient.
Or maybe I am just reading too much into things, but the damn thing better last more than a handful of hours. I hate the concept of embedded batteries; I hope this sucker has a seriously long lifecycle.
The interview has a few other interesting questions about the Vita’s pricing structure, data security, and the future of the PS3; definitely worth a read.
In other news, the SCEA has posted a fairly worthless Vita FAQ, which really does a piss poor job of answering some important questions.