There has been a huge amount of speculation over the past few days about the specifications and design of the PSP2, with various sites claiming the suggestions are true, false, or amazingly in one case, both. However on digging through some previous news a friend of TheGamingReview spotted something interesting: the suggestion that the PSP2 is far closer than we think. The interview by itself doesn’t mean a huge amount, but it’s when put alongside everything else that’s happened this week that things get interesting.
Over at IndustryGamers, an interview suggested that developers had PSP2 development kits, and were able to try out the hardware, see what it can do and develop their games. The same developers also suggested there wasn’t a 3DS to do the same thing with, so is it so crazy to suggest the PSP2 might do the jump on the 3DS, or is this just another example of Sony stealing some limelight away from Nintendo? If development kits are in the wild it would certainly explain this week’s frantic “leaks” about the hardware available, and with Sony remaining typically tight-lipped on the matter nobody can genuinely know what’s going on.
Here’s the quote, you can make your own mind up.
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
Source: Industry Gamers