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."