Developer Heart Machine has confirmed to Gematsu that Hyper Light Drifter is coming to PS4 and XBone on July 26, with Vita following “this fall at the earliest”. The developer cites hardware limitations of the Vita for the extra time needed to optimize the game:
A more difficult platform, due to it’s limited processing power and memory. Much optimization must be done in order for our game to run smoothly for the entirety of the experience. Luckily, we have external support taking charge on this port so we aren’t ripping our own hair out. We’re getting closer, but again, this is a Fall release at the earliest considering the amount of effort being poured in on this port.
Here’s a bit about the game itself:
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, steeped in blood and treasure hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease. Echoes of a dark and violent past from the dead eras resonate throughout and he can’t help but listen.
The game looks excellent! Here’s hoping they don’t give up on the Vita port.