Tearaway, the beautiful paper adventure by Media Molecule exclusively for the Vita, is coming to the PlayStation 4 in a big new way. Tearaway: Unfolded brings the papery world of Iota, Atoi, and the land of paper to the home console with new ways to control the world and lead the messenger, as announced during Sony's Gamescom 2014 press conference earlier today.
During the presentation it was noted that Tearaway would not work on the PS4 as a direct port, since some of the Vita's functionality just wouldn't translate to the new system, but the adaptations made to the game will fix all of those problems, while the additions give the PS4 a unique feel. Players will be able to shine the light of the DualShock 4 into the world, opening up new areas and revealing hidden secrets. At any point the messenger can throw something at the screen, which will get stuck in the DualShock 4 until the player throws it back. Finally, the touchpad can be used to create a giant gust of wind to help the messenger advance.
These new additions are great, and seeing that papery world in full HD splendor will be wonderful, but this port highlights a real problems for Sony: the Vita. Conspicuously absent from the entire presentation, the Vita's struggles may be far worse than we had anticipated. Hopefully the Vita will make a strong impression on the Gamescom show floor, otherwise the Vita may be in dire need of some help.
Tearaway: Unfolded is coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2015.