Yoshinori Ono, producer on the Street Fighter series, believes that straight console to Vita ports are 'silly and meaningless'.
According to Ono, squeezing power out of the console isn't a problem - the real challenge is in making use of the device's unique features.
"A lot of people, when they're porting to new hardware, especially a handheld, they'll talk about how it's difficult because of memory restrictions or speed or things like that, and I haven't found that to be the case,"
"We've been putting less energy into the porting process itself and more energy into adding additional features, because we don't want to do a straight-up port -- that's silly and meaningless," he explained.
Ono's comments were made in reference to Street Fighter X Tekken, which is on its way to Sony's upcoming handheld alongside Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
"The rear panel presents kind of a challenge for us, because when you're playing a fighting game, given the button configuration you're going to have your index fingers on the top and your thumbs on the front.
"We don't want a situation where you're accidentally throwing shoryukens because you moved your ring finger in the middle of a bout," he adds, but he's "not entirely sure" how the team will go about integrating the rear panel.
"The key is to get the portable version and the proper version to play nicely together and focus their lifestyle on always using their free time to practice and get better." he concluded.