Perry Says PSP2 is REAL, No UMD Drive, May Be Coming this Fall

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by War, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007

    "The a UMD-free Playstation Portable 2 is indeed real and could hit as early as this fall, David Perry, chief creative officer at Acclaim, told Kotaku today.

    'I spoke to a developer who is working on it right now,' he said. 'I know this developer is already working on it, so that means they have a prototype. That would sound like a fall release to me.'

    Perry said he is excited about the news.

    'I've been pounding on Sony for a long time to make the Playstation Portable relevant and not to let Apple stroll away with the portable game market,' he said. 'Look at what Apple is doing now. Why are so many investors investing in Apple game development? Trying to pitch a PSP game to investors right now is brutal.'

    The idea of a UMD-free Playstation Portable begs the question of how games will be loaded onto the device.

    Perry believes it will be done through digital downloads and direct connect to a computer.

    The ultimate goal, he says, is for the Playstation Portable to go 100 percent digital. Not only would that allow Sony to have a more direct connection with their customers and get a larger piece of the sales pie, it would essentially kill the used game sales market.

    As a stop gap to keep retailers like GameStop interested in selling the Playstation Portable 2, which they make little to no money on, Perry thinks that Sony would at least initially sell games for the device on Memory Sticks, as they currently do with some movies, or with pre-paid cards.

    As for backwards compatibility, it stands to reason, Perry says, that all current PSP titles would show up on Playstation's online store.

    While Perry insists that the PSP2 is real, and already been developed for, a lot of the details about distribution and release are more speculative on his part.

    It does make sense that games will one day go digital only, it seems inevitable. But is now too soon for something like the PSP?"

  2. Brian117

    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 1, 2007
    United States
    Cleveland, OH
    How cool would that be to have digitally downloaded games?

    But then again, how would you pay for them?
  3. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Dec 9, 2007
    Shortly after the interview, Perry drove his tractor into the river.
  4. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    lol i feel it's a dangerous move but still u can't say PSP 2 is bad news
  5. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Oct 20, 2006
    To save time why don't we just have a list of all the websites War copies and pastes from?
  6. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    Not cool at all if you live in Australia. We have crippling bandwidth limits on our Internet connections, downloading PSP games (at a maximum size of 1.8GB assuming they're the same size as present-day UMD games) would quickly max out my connection and leave me with pathetic shaped Internet which runs like an old 56k modem. Downloadable content and Australia just don't mix well.
  7. knoxvillz

    knoxvillz GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 19, 2008
    this may be good idea depending on the prices for the psp games. If they're the same price, i think most people would just use custom firmware and just download the games for free.
  8. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    hmmmmmmmmmmm this thread here contradicts this one about NO UMD !?

    from the patent details ..

    2 comments both mention UMD doh!