Sony's follow up to the PSP may feature a touch screen and motion-sensing capabilities, going by a pair of recent Sony Computer Entertainment America patents.
Sony have been using Touch Screen Technology before Nintendo unveiled both the Ds and Wii.
no necessary a PSP2, with PSP2 Sony must make sure it will be impossible to hack into like PSP.
can't wait for psp2
that was jus what I was thinking, a phone is a far more likely answer.
Hardly surprising, touch screen seems to be whats "in" right now and game wise, it offers a lot of freedom (creatively) when compared to the more conventional controls. Motion sensing or "tilt" sensing should also be considered as a "shoe-in", the technology is relatively cheap, simple and tried and tested. It's a natural thing to include as once again, it's more opportunity for developers. Personally, Id be disappointed if these features weren't included.
The guys that make custom firmware, and emulators will definitely get a kick out of the touchscreen capabilities, think about it... you could get a PSP2 or whatever it could be called, and get to play ds games as efficiently as on DS! Or at least have it a more natural conversion from the DS without having to use 'joystick' on the PSP. There are already DS emulators, but they're pretty slow, so if they manage to make the emulators more efficient by using a touchscreen, the potential can be quite interesting to say the least.
There will never be custom firmware on the psp2. Sony would of learnt by their mistakes and make a system similar to the PS3
So hopefully they do make the PSP 2's screen touch-sensitive.
Keep this motion junk on the handhelds where it belongs. Keep it off my consoles!!
FYI just so everyone knows, these are not Patents, but Patent Applications, so there is no guarantee they will become patents without some major changes/modifications.
the PSP2 has to be integrated into the PSN
Sounds like a neat idea, hope its not a rumor because this give me another reason to buy a PSP.
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