Hyper Light Drifter Cancelled for PlayStation Vita and Wii U

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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hyper light drifter

Sad news for backers who wanted a Vita or Wii U version of Hyper Light Drifter. A new update on the Kickstarter page has revealed the game’s cancellation on these platforms. Developer Heart Machine has released a video explaining the cancellation. For a short summary, the developer has been overworked with all of the releases. It has been affecting his health negatively as well. The developer has cited technical difficulties as well. The only way to remedy the problem would be to remake the game for those systems.

Fortunately, Kickstarter backers who wanted a Vita or Wii U version will have two choices. Backers can get the game for another console, or they can get a refund. The video and the Kickstarter page goes into more detail.

Hyper Light Drifter is currently available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


About Jonathan Falu

I am currently a college student at Temple University as a MSP major in Emergent Media, and wish to one day be a paid video game critic. I currently do video reviews on the channel The Smartest Moron on Youtube over here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSmartestMoronReviews

  • Mr0303

    This again demonstrates that Kickstarter projects shouldn’t overpromise platform releases.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Don’t donate to kickstarters!

  • Miles

    At the very least there is reason behind his choices. Only human you know. Dealing with money, publishing rights, the ACTUAL game making process and all that jazz. The sad part is most backer and buyer just don’t understand that aspect. We want the game that were promised to us. And to a point that is very understandable. But he did give us options.

    Not like Inafune Keiji or Phil Fish, who have the resources, time, and money. Just choose to squabble it all and became very inexperience with it all.

  • Panpopo

    Isn’t this mostly made by just one guy? Well, that’s too bad, but they are doing the right thing by offering refunds or an option to play on something else.