In Gamespot's DICE coverage of Phil Harrison's Q&A, they had a few mentions of PSP. Firstly that there will be deeper online functionality later this year. Specifics weren't given, but I personally would like the ability to have most web pages finally work on the PSP. Though it could also be a hint at downloadable PS1 games finally being capable without a PS3.
The homebrew community may have another reason to disagree wtih Phil Harrison after the event.Also during a talk about homebrew, someone asked about the PSP's role in it. Phil claimed that the system wasn't well-suited for homebrew. Newsweek's N'Gai Croal then mentioned Dark_Alex's work and Phil had some sort of cryptic response about future announcements.
So all and all, not a whole lot of new PSP info so far, but hopefully GDC will bring us more news.
[Update 1: "This year we'll be adding some functionality to the PSP that will unify our approach," Harrison reveals in an interview with Gamasutra. Seems like PSP might pick up some of the cooler network options of the PS3.]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
2-08-2007 @ 4:27PM
Well I hope that there atention will reis upon the PSP to . Its simply the best Sony console , and in the same time te best console of all times , it has so much potential , and its only doing about 30 % of its capabilityes :(
2-08-2007 @ 6:06PM
"deeper online functionality"
Now that's an upgrade I will embrace.
2-09-2007 @ 2:06AM
Thanks to homebrew you can already get ps1 games on your psp.. lol funy how homebrew stay light years ahead of sony.
2-09-2007 @ 12:40PM
My name is Earl said...
Please let us download PSone games without the Ps3.
2-09-2007 @ 3:20PM
Kade Storm said...
...I wouldn't take the homebrew comment to heart. The guy works for SONY; his comments are scripted, and he is conditioned like a Pavlonian dog with what to say and what not to say. Obviously, with the plethora of negative connotations that are attached to homebrew, he is going to make official statements that detract their sentiment from homebrew. Seriously, think about it: Would a company, who must please all these developers and all, actually go out and declare that the PSP is good for homebrew? Be realistic, folks, and have realistic expectations. It's all one big show.