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Mortal Kombat Developer Already Has a PSP 2

A Mock-up of What the PSP2 Could Look Like

A Mock-up of What the PSP2 Could Look Like

Shaun Himmerick of Netherrealm Studios yesterday surprised people by speaking about Sony's next iteration of the PSP, the PSP2. Though it's yet to be confirmed, Shaun said the PSP2 is real and that the Mortal Kombat developer has one in house.

The comments were made during an interview with Industry Gamers. Himmerick was asked about the possibility that Mortal Kombat would hit the 3DS or PSP, and though he admitted that they didn't have access to a 3DS yet, he said they already had a PSP2.

"We’re not launching day one on all consoles like that," Shaun said. "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," he continued.

Himmerick also confirmed previous reports that the handheld is very powerful.

"PSP2 looks like it’s a pretty powerful machine," he said, adding that they'll be lookin at the 3DS's power too, once they get one. "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."

Sony has been very quiet when it comes to rumors about the PSP2 and this time is no different. When contacted by CVG, the company replied with a non-committal, "We haven't announced any news on PSP."

  • bv90andy
    I hope he was allowed to speak about it and he won't be sued or anything. Otherwise I don't really like the name PSP2... duno, it just doesn't sound right.
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  • vincenz0
    is this picture real?
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  • tu_illegalamigo
    ^^artists concept.
    I want to see the power. I also want 3g/4g added and apps.
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  • IMAC
    vincenz0is this picture real?
    "A MOCK-UP of What the PSP2 Could Look Like"
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  • xantek24
    if it can atleast surpass the ps2's power 2x then sony has a winner but i for one stopped playing with the psp 4 years ago...sorry
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  • joytech22
    With the PSP2 they should instead use Memory cards to store games, i mean come on you can get 4GB Chips for what, $10?-$5?

    Then they could just add or take away memory sizes, gamesaves might also be saved onto the same card!
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  • Efrayim
    As long as it supports UMDs I'm all for it.
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  • Travis Beane
    1GB RAM, 1024x768 SAMOLED, 32GB internal memory with a MicroSD slot, Micro/Mini USB plug, dual analog, 1.5 GHz processor, and a GPU to match (maybe one of those pretty things Samsung is making).
    A man can wish, can't he? Even with tech that's all available today...
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  • eklipz330
    EfrayimAs long as it supports UMDs I'm all for it.i personally think dropping the UMD idea is the best move they can make...spinning disks just take too much power, and create too much heat... either go cartridge or download only
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  • eklipz330
    also, its pretty much been confirmed that sony's next handheld is gonna be a phone with android on it... yeah.
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