CVG: Marketing man John Koller teases big announcements for games out before Christmas.
I really really hope it is a new PSP. I have been dying for a second analog stick and I just got rid of my PSP because I didn't see myself needing it. I decided to ditch it and wait for PSP2.
...why does it need a second analog stick so much? I love my PSP and don't find I need a second analog at all. What it does need is more games that exploit the controls it does have. I didn't buy my PSP for FPS/TPS games. @AngryFork. That it exactly. Developers need to exploit what controls the PSP does have, e.g. LBP, GT:Mobile, PixelJunk Monsters. Its developers and not the PSP.
@ close_second, the reason is because developers keep acting like the PSP is for console ports, and they treat it as so. I love Kojima but instead of making a fixed-camera MGS for PSP (like he should) he keeps trying to make MGS4 on the PSP, and without a 2nd analog stick that's just not going to happen or feel right. All developers keep doing this, the games need to have fixed-camera or they're going to have awkward controls if you have a 360 degree camera. Me personally I WANT a PSP to basically be a console on the go, i DO want a game like MGS4 on PSP, and in order for that to happen you need another analog stick.
I agree with 1 and 1.2, a second thumbstick would open up all 3D games to have better controls and better controls means more fun. A lot of PSP games got rated poorly not because of the graphics or the game itself but because of the controls. Then after not being able to make the games they wanted, many developers just walked away. If Sony wants to make a handheld for the core gamers' market, they will add a second thumbstick. If they choose instead to go touchscreen\tilt sensor toward the DS and iPhone demographic, they'll loose for sure. The DS and any future iteration has the kids demographic on lockdown with Mario and Pokemon, while the iPhone has the casual on-the-go adult market.
PSP2 with 2nd analog stick
The MGS Peacewalker demo plays actually very well with just one stick. Same for Logan's Shadow. I wasn't too happy with Resistance Retribution (even though that was supposed an evolution from Syphon Filter). But if done right, the second stick can map well to the pad buttons. I sure would like a touch. And app support, in addition to just games (like a PSP App store). That and a SIM slot for a 3G data plan (but leave skype on). Bit more performance would be nice as well, but more so, no compromise in battery duration (more important! That iphone is a joke!)
and go ahead and throw the Cell up in there while your at it
Instead of a better processor, why not get a better video card? >_>
Didn't require two analog sticks. In fact, many of them don't even require ANY analog sticks.
The only game I'm looking forward to this year is MGS - just don't see anything else that even sounds good.
PSP2 with a 2nd analog stick and the power to play PS2 games plox. Anything else and i'll be disappointed.
...is not much of a wish list. Keep in mind that when the PSP came out Sony didn't have Apple to contend with. If Sony wants to stay in the handheld business it needs to do more than just up the graphics capabilities. I for one want better media support, such as Divx/Avi. Better audio playback, internal storage options (not just 16GB), touch screen along with the tactile controls, etc. The PSP is aimed at the more mature audience but unfortunately after so many disappointing years for PSP games many have moved onto the ITouch or IPhone.
No serious gamer prefers itouch/phone for games over the PSP, that's just ridiculous. PSP doesn't have THAT many great games but the games it does have are WAY better than those cheap 5$ shovelware toys on iphone. PSP should stay as a gaming device, Sony is not going to trump ipod/phone thing, they're a part of popular culture, Sony should stay part of their own culture as well and focus on the gaming aspect only. If they try to add too much stuff it's going to be like 10 mediocre features combined instead of 2-3 amazing polished ones.
didn't a sony ericcson exec say not long ago that their devision and the psp would be working closer then ever before? sounds like a psphone to me
you're dead right, the serious portable gamer prefers the PSP. I'll remember that when the next gen ITouch/IPhone is released that actually caters for serious gamers. You know it will, its only a matter of time and once it does, where will that leave a platform that only caters for hardcore gamers? In a marketplace where Apple was not competing I'd agree with you. But this is 2010 and I dare say Apple is not sitting there saying we dont need to cater to serious gamers.
Another Killzone PSP title :)
I hope it is not an announcement of the PSP2. The PSP still has life in it. Maybe a PSP 4000 would be cool though. I would love to see an Uncharted game. A Sly Cooper version for the PSP and Killzone: Liberation 2. Plus with all the PSP games that have not come out of Japan yet and the ones that still need to come out over there. I say the PSP2 is not needed yet
just make it a psphone sony, you no its the right thing to do lol or make the psp2 also a phone, either works for me
2 Analog sticks FTW
I'm about to trade in my current psp because iPhone and DS rules my house. If a PSP2 is in the works, then I would trade all of my portables for one. Better get to it Sony. Nintendo 3DS is on my radar too.
Im still on my psp phat 1000. I havent used it in a while but I told myself I wasnt going to buy a new psp until PSP2 comes out.
netflix psp psp 3000D
PSP Go all the way! Never played my phat as much as I do with the Go.
Infamous for PSP
Better 1st party n 3rd party games for it. Because the DS is kicking it's @as ever since it came out
Uncharted PSP is a no-brainer.. You know they're making it, just probably not naughty dog.
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