news\ Apr 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Tales series is staying on current-generation systems for now

Tales of Xillia

Hideo Baba, the producer and director of the Tales series of role-playing games, is preparing for the North American release of Tales of Xillia on August 6. But the developers have no intention of bringing certain other titles to the West.

"Unfortunately, at this present time we don't have any plans to release any of the Vita titles," Baba told Kotaku. "One of the main reasons is, unfortunately, the PlayStation Vita is doing relatively poorly in North America, so it's one of those things that if the numbers increased considerably, then it's something we could consider."

However, he said fans should "please look forward to more announcements."

While Baba thinks "the Wii U is a brilliant console that offers a lot of innovation and possibility for new types of gameplay," the developer doesn't have plans for the Wii U, next Xbox, or PlayStation 4 at the moment, either. It looks like the series is sticking close to the PlayStation 3 console — at least for now.

"Foremost, we just want to make sure that we're able to provide the next titles on a console that a lot of our fans already have," he said. "So basically there's just a lot of things that we keep bringing to the plate, whether it's stories or characters, whatever console it may be, we want to make sure we bring the best to the fans."

Baba recently announced Tales of Graces f for the PlayStation Network. It released on March 26.

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