Sony can't be pleased. Despite its best efforts to dodge or dismiss all talk of a PSP sequel with stern "no comment" replies, Mortal Kombat exec producer Shaun Himmerick just comes right out and says, "We have a PSP2 in the house".
IndustryGamers asked the developer if the new Mortal Kombat game, in development at Netehreal Studios, would be developed for the current PSP or 3DS. And Himmerick spills:
"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."
Really, Mr. Himmerick? That's interesting. Tell us more...
"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."
So they DON'T have a 3DS, which has been officially unveiled, shown in the flesh and expected for release within a few months, but they DO have PSP2 units and have been actively toying around with it? Sounds like the next PSP could be closer to our homes that we might think.
Update: Meanwhile, Sony is keeping hush on the matter. An SCEA rep has told CVG in response to the news: "We haven't announced any news on PSP."