The PlayStation Vita is going to struggle against next-generation mobiles and tablets.

That's the opinion of Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who had a lot of praise for the new Sony handheld but pointed out the battle the platform holder was in for.

"The Vita is an absolutely fantastic platform but it will have a hard time, and it might be too late," he told Develop.

"I love Sony as a company, and we have great relations with them, but the Vita is going to have a hard time against the next generation mobiles and all the tablets.

"There's also the 3DS investing in this market," he continued. "It's going to be a battle, and it will be about content and the platform's ability to receive the content. Streamlined social connectivity will also be very important."

Yerli's views on the Vita are similar to those held by id Software's John Carmack who said that the Vita tech will look "pretty pokey" a year or two after launch.