PSP2 Confirmed by Mortal Kombat PSP Devs, Pretty Powerful
Today IndustryGamers.com (linked above) has reported that Mortal Kombat PSP developers have confirmed that the PSP2 exists, and that it's actually pretty powerful to boot!
In an PAX 2010 interview about the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, Executive Producer Shaun Himmerick let slip the existence of a PSP2 development unit at Netherrealm Studios.
To quote: "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."
This is great news! I'm honestly most curious about the button control. I would love to see the hand-held have dual analog sticks, but of course this is my preference I also reckon it'll be so powerful, it could probably survive 1.38058 Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks, but this is speculative of course
Is anybody else less than impressed by the idea of a PSP2?
We all know Sony's M.O. by now... incrementally boring hardware changes. Somehow I doubt this will be a system that wows anyone, but rather is a minor upgrade from PSP-3000 which just happens to have a faster processor and the games are now entirely incompatible with PSP1 games, so they can entice people to buy more games for their handhelds.
Sadly I think the PSP2 will be little different than if they released a PSP-4000.