Does The PSP2 Exist? Yes, According to Mortal Kombat Developer
Industry Gamers is reporting that during a PAX 2010 interview with Netherrealm Studios’ Shaun Himmerick, the developer revealed not only that the PSP2 very much exists, but that the Mortal Kombat developer has one in house.
The comment slipped out when the site asked Himmerick, the Executive Producer of the upcoming MK reboot, whether or not a version of the game was in the works for the current PSP or the 3DS, to which Himmerick replied, “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. 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.”
Rumors have been at an all-time high for the existence of Sony’s hardware follow-up to their Playstation Portable ever since Nintendo revealed their 3DS system, which is capable of outputting 3D visuals without requiring glasses or any external hardware aside from the system itself. Although Sony has yet to officially confirm the existence of the PSP2, a developer claiming to have one on hand certainly lends some merit to the existence of the system in the wild.