Firemint and Sidhe are onboard for the PSP2
Local developers Firemint and Sidhe Interactive are listed as just two of the 80 publishers and games developers listed so far that have been given the go ahead to develop for Sony's recently announced PSP2, the codenamed "NGP" for Next Generation Portable. Sidhe are hoping to announce some titles for the next-generation PlayStation Portable, which Sony has described "is as powerful as the PlayStation 3", within the upcoming months.
Sidhe Managing director, Mario Wynands, explains to Stuff.co.nz what the new platform means for the New Zealand based games developer...
(Mario) Our strategy is to make great games and take them across as many platforms as possible and this is another opportunity where we have the ability to self-publish and deliver content digitally. That's a great opportunity not only for us but for other developers throughout the country and around the world.
The PSP2 will have an initial release in the fourth quarter of 2011 and boasts the following features:
- 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
- 5" OLED capacitive touchscreen
- 960 × 544 pixels
- Rear touchpad
- Six-axis motion sensing
- Three-axis electronic compass
- D-pad, 12 Buttons, 2 Analog sticks
- Front camera, rear camera
- Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth
- proprietary flash memory "E-Media" card