More PSP2 rumors blow out
Yes, more rumors about the PSP2, this time saying it will make an appearance at E3, and rumored details about the features and specs about the rumored product.
- “MCV rumoured last week that Sony “could” announce PSP2 at E3.
- According to a source familiar with the matter, it’s “99 percent” it isn’t an E3 reveal.
- Multiple British sources have confirmed that PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
- PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing.
- It has a touch-screen, but apparently it has retained the trademark physical PlayStation buttons.
- UK sources were previously working towards a “2010″ release. This is now “2011″.
- One source would be “amazed” if there was any kind of physical media involved. We’ve been told it “could” be 3G-enabled, as opposed to the WiFi-only PSP go. This bit was sketchy.
- Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now. Some have even already been canned.
- There have been “finished units” in the UK, but we haven’t spoken to anyone that’s seen a final case.
- When asked directly about reveal timing, one source said, “If the games were aiming for end 2010, beginning 2011, and now it’s a 2011 release, I’d say a gamescom or TGS announce for launch early next year”.
- One source told us the machine is “fucking powerful,” being based on a four-core Cell CPU. PS3 runs on an eight-core version.”
Thanks for VG247 for the new information!
In other news;
Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi has dropped some hints on a possibility of a PSP2 just around the corner.
“It sounds as if a new PSP may be announced in the near future. I’d definitely like to create games for that”.
In an interview with PSM3 the producer also mentioned that a Resident Evil 6 could be in the making.
” We felt extreme pressure after Resident Evil 4, but because we were creating the sequel to a huge franchise, we wanted to make our direction clear,” he said.
“I’d argue that Resi fan service has become diluted in Japan-with lots of new fans in recent years, like those who’ve seen the films. We also had to battle against Mikami-sans [ex-Capcom brains behind Resident Evil 4, whose Platinum Games studio is developing the forthcoming PS3 shooter Vanquish]pressure, and his shadow.”
“I don’t think I’m going to deal with Resident Evil 6 – I’m not planning to return until at least two more Olympics have passed!”
Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more on a possible PSP2.