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Sony PSP2 is "pretty powerful," says dev

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Sep 2010 3:53 User comments (12)

Sony PSP2 is "pretty powerful," says dev Despite their best efforts to hide the existence of the handheld, Mortal Kombat's executive producer Shaun Himmerick has said this week that the company has a "PSP2 in the house."
Himmerick had been asked if the developer was creating a game for the PSP or for the 3DS, or both.

His response: "We're not launching day one on all consoles like that. We are looking at them; we have a PSP2 in the house and we're looking at the engine, like what can it support."

"Always a big thing for us is the performance. We're running at 60 fps, what can we do and do we have to build all the art assets over. We're definitely looking at them. PSP2 looks like it's a pretty powerful machine. We don't have a 3DS system in house yet, but we're looking to get one, and we'll certainly look at what its power is."


If the company is already sending PSP2 units out, before Nintendo is sending out the 3DS (which has been officially launched but not priced), there is a chance the handheld could be here in time for the holidays.

Sony took the time to respond to the news, saying: "We haven't announced any news on PSP."

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12 user comments

118.9.2010 4:07

ATTN SONY:
In case you did not learn the lesson of the PSPgo, or of the PSP in general, the PSP2 needs to have 3G capabilities, preferably cell capabilities as well. If you make it so that it can replace a smartphone, then it will replace millions of smartphones, and you can actually make money on the download-only model that failed on the PSPgo due to lack of ability to download when "go"ing.

218.9.2010 5:38
davidike
Inactive

Originally posted by KillerBug:
ATTN SONY:
In case you did not learn the lesson of the PSPgo, or of the PSP in general, the PSP2 needs to have 3G capabilities, preferably cell capabilities as well. If you make it so that it can replace a smartphone, then it will replace millions of smartphones, and you can actually make money on the download-only model that failed on the PSPgo due to lack of ability to download when "go"ing.
that's if they don't screw all their fans over by blocking second hand sales like they tried with the pspgo, but these free market capitalists scum will do everything they can to maximise profit including trampling all over your rights!

318.9.2010 6:21

Sony figured that anyone who already had a PSP would not want to buy another one...thus Sony figured that the people who bought it would not have any old games to use with the device anyway. I doubt anyone will be complaining that their PSP2 UMDs won't play on the device, so long as sony does not start selling PSP2 UMDs.

It is clear now that people don't mind DRM...even when it costs them money, turns the game off during play, or if the game refuses to play at all because it does not like the model number of your TV...no one seems to care about any of that. The happy sheep keep buying iPhones, they keep buying Ubisoft games (even on PC), they keep buying Kindle books, iTunes tracks, and every form of DRM that they can find...DRM will not win, it has won. It has beaten the consumers into a mindless mass, and it has beaten the sellers who must spend fortunes on the servers required to enforce the DRM, it has beaten the artists, programmers, and engineers who loose sales when the public isn't even able to make a purchase because of defective DRM routines that are never repaired...DRM has won, and only those companies that sell the DRM itself have gained anything.

418.9.2010 6:40
davidike
Inactive

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Sony figured that anyone who already had a PSP would not want to buy another one...thus Sony figured that the people who bought it would not have any old games to use with the device anyway. I doubt anyone will be complaining that their PSP2 UMDs won't play on the device, so long as sony does not start selling PSP2 UMDs.

It is clear now that people don't mind DRM...even when it costs them money, turns the game off during play, or if the game refuses to play at all because it does not like the model number of your TV...no one seems to care about any of that. The happy sheep keep buying iPhones, they keep buying Ubisoft games (even on PC), they keep buying Kindle books, iTunes tracks, and every form of DRM that they can find...DRM will not win, it has won. It has beaten the consumers into a mindless mass, and it has beaten the sellers who must spend fortunes on the servers required to enforce the DRM, it has beaten the artists, programmers, and engineers who loose sales when the public isn't even able to make a purchase because of defective DRM routines that are never repaired...DRM has won, and only those companies that sell the DRM itself have gained anything.
i think the worm may turn once ppl are blocked from trading or lending their games by sony though.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Sep 2010 @ 6:46

518.9.2010 8:13

Quote:
If the company is already sending PSP2 units out, before Nintendo is sending out the 3DS (which has been officially launched but not priced), there is a chance the handheld could be here in time for the holidays.
This is why afterdawn annoys me some days, now you are totally speculating, and this news again is nothing more than mere gossip not news, taken right from TGS. Seriously, Andre, you need to think before you type and don't take it personally for the most part you do awesome jobs on your articles but news is not rumor, nor is it speculations; that's what commentary is for, so either afterdawn needs a rumor mill section or a commentary board.

Going back to this article, first let me say this will in no way have any chance of making a Xmas launch, maybe for 2011, but in no way 2010.

Should the rumor mill hold true about phone capabilities, than that also means Sony is attempting to tackle against the Apple market head on, and doesn't give a rats ass on Nintendo yet... When you get beat by apple in what was essentially a product not initially intended for games, then that is down right embarrassing, but not just beat, got their asses handed to them.

Now I not arguing the PSP2 exists, but don't say there is a chance on a Xmas release when in reality there is no way. Otherwise Sony would have announced it at TGS 2010, which they did not. And its bad marketing to just say Merry Xmas here is a PSP!

618.9.2010 12:16

Better have two analog sticks this time.



719.9.2010 3:28

Maybe there are issues with Ericsson over making it a proper phone.

3/4 G with SMS, Skype (coz it's the most popular) would be appealing.



Edit: AND two bloody sticks. Think of all the great PS1/2 games they could resurrect for a cheap price and a huge ready catalogue to go with it. Use your head Sony!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Sep 2010 @ 3:34

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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819.9.2010 4:16
pspbrad
Unverified new user

Originally posted by KillerBug:
ATTN SONY:
In case you did not learn the lesson of the PSPgo, or of the PSP in general, the PSP2 needs to have 3G capabilities, preferably cell capabilities as well. If you make it so that it can replace a smartphone, then it will replace millions of smartphones, and you can actually make money on the download-only model that failed on the PSPgo due to lack of ability to download when "go"ing.
download psp games over 3g? haha

919.9.2010 8:59
Arthu22
Inactive

yes i love my PSP

1019.9.2010 12:39

Originally posted by pspbrad:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
ATTN SONY:
In case you did not learn the lesson of the PSPgo, or of the PSP in general, the PSP2 needs to have 3G capabilities, preferably cell capabilities as well. If you make it so that it can replace a smartphone, then it will replace millions of smartphones, and you can actually make money on the download-only model that failed on the PSPgo due to lack of ability to download when "go"ing.
download psp games over 3g? haha
PSP games are not very large...I think the maximum size would only take about 1.5hrs on 3G...and they could probably figure out a download model where the core game engine and the first level download first, and then the rest of the levels and their contents download while you are playing. The only problem is that this would require thought and logic...and Sony has official policies against both of these.

1120.9.2010 12:05

Originally posted by biglo30:
Better have two analog sticks this time.
Hellz Yeah!



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1223.9.2010 14:10

I couldn't have said it better!

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