What 'PSP2' Games Might Look Like if Sony Goes With Tablet

A new rumor has now surfaced, giving more credence to the bold claims that Sony might be releasing a gaming tablet.

We’ve also found a couple videos that show off what the games might look like if these rumors are indeed true.

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Sev3049d ago

That Backbreaker video on the site looks excellent. I can't stress enough how much I want this device.

If Sony does use this processor, it will be 1080p capable.

Ju3049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

It would do 1080p - but I doubt it'll do it with gaming. They do 1080 video decoding...

Maybe the "tablett" is an after thought. A good one though. But if the rumors are true that the power budget exceeds the requirements for a PSP2, a tablet could be an "PSP2-Alpha" and open up new markets until the technology is advanced enough to scale it down to a hand held device. Following Sony's tradition with shrinking over time, that might as well be a strategy. Tegra2 is small enough - but maybe the battery isn't. Use a tablet until they can shrink it down into a PSP2 size.

But then, what do I know. Maybe not. I would just hope it is true, though. I would want that tablet more than a PSP2.

siyrobbo3049d ago

wouldnt it be using the same technology as zune HD?

T3mpr1x3049d ago

Actually, the next-generation iteration of that tech, yes. When talking about the GPU anyway. I'd like to see a Cell thrown in there as well, though obviously a lower-powered one.

Ju3049d ago

2x Arm CortexA9 instead of single core Arm11. Raw performance 4x of that. And GPU is performance optimize with double the clock frequency and better memory interface (2x memory bandwidth). - if those rumors are true.

ABizzel13049d ago

Look up these games to see what the PSP2 graphics will look like.

Taggart4513049d ago

Wow...I'm not sure why I would want this more...As a gaming device or as a tablet computer. Either way, it looks phenomenal. How have we never heard of this before?!

TrevorPhillips3049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

I think we have, a while ago.

BTW didn't they say that the PSP2 is going to be like the gamecube graphics?

Sev3049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

Check out the backbreaker vid back at the site. IMO it looks better than Gamecube. Remember these are unpolished prototypes too. And the processor is capable of 1080p.

ABizzel13049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )


They never said anything about the PSP2's graphics, since it hasn't officialy been released, and Gamecube graphics wouldn't be a huge leap forward since there are games currently on the PSP that rival the PS2 and gamecube.

Graphically I think the PSP 2 games will look like the PS3's Collection games (with better textures, lighting, effect, etc...)

PS3 launch titles like: Gran Turismo HD Concept (what happened to this on PSN?), F.E.A.R. 1,

And online only games like: Warhawk, and MAG, and that's fine. Just look at these images and see if you'd be happy with this being what the PSP 2 looks like.


Ju3049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

It's some sort of GForce core with better shader support (than even the RSX ??). Bottle neck will be clock frequency and memory bandwidth. They say 2-3x Tegra 1 which clocks at 1.3GB/s @ 333MHz (compare PS3 25GB/sec @ 550MHz). Is some serious juice for a handheld, though, if they can get that close to 4-5GB/s (PS2 raw throughput is 4-5GB/s).

Maybe like those PS3/PS2 remakes, but with much better shader support but nowhere close to PS3 level. Well, obviously, max 720p (or less for a handheld).

ABizzel13049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

The Collection titles are only remastered for HD with better AA. So it's safe to say the PSP2 should be capable of those graphics with much better texture work making the game overall look somewhat of a PS 2.5 which isn't bad at all for a handheld.

I say better than the original Xbox, but not a 360.

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