PSP2 a Reality: Dev Kits Sent Out

Even though Sony has yet to officially announce the successor to their handheld system this past week Develop reported that “multiple industry sources” have received PSP2 development kits. This seems to be a move to insure a strong launch line up for the PSP’s sequel.

The only company openly discussing the PSP2 development kits is Netherrealm Studios, currently developing the Mortal Kombat reboot. Netherrealm producer Sean Himmerick confirmed that his company “has 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.”

The Playstation Portable brand has had difficulties dealing with game piracy and lackluster response to the PSPGo. Getting developer’s hands on the new hardware early will hopefully help to reignite interest in the platform.

Written by Justin Spielmann

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