- GamesIndustry.biz has learned that Sony Computer Entertainment America is developing at least seven new PlayStation Portable games for download via the PlayStation Store.
The service - currently only available to PlayStation 3 users - is due to launch for the PSP and PC next year and will offer users an alternative portfolio of titles to those currently available on UMD game discs.
Sony will offer multiple content to PSP users via the PlayStation Store, including original games, classic PSone titles, demos for UMD-based and downloadable games, additional content for released games and TV content such as trailers, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews.
A source close to SCEA has revealed that three action games, two music-based games, one racing title and a shooting game are being developed internally.
Downloadable games for the handheld will be between one half and one third of the size of the average UMD title, offering between two and ten hours of gameplay.
Sony is currently courting third-party PSP publishers for the PlayStation Store, which offers a better return on investment for the publisher and format holder as it completely cuts out retail partners.
As well as the new PSP titles in development, SCEA will also be offering 13 classic PSone...