While speaking about the PlayStation Portable Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, confirmed that Sony have been looking at new technologies regarding the handheld market.
Yoshida told GI.biz that consumers are starting to feel the PSP is getting too old and the company have been looking at new technologies, further adding onto the speculation of a PSP2.
“Yeah, there’s no denying that – it’s about six years since the launch of the PlayStation Portable. When we launched PSP it was the newest, biggest, brightest thing that we had – and after five or six years, and releasing many games, there’s no denying that people start to see that it’s getting a bit old. But we’re always trying to expand the market – now our focus is on shifting to a younger audience and a more casual audience, and we’re making games for that audience.”
Yoshida goes on to talk about new technologies:
“In terms of looking at new technology, it’s always the case that as soon as we look at a new platform or new tech, our R&D teams start looking at what’s new in the general space. So yes, we have been looking at new technologies, and looking at the options that we have. It’s not the right time for me to say anything about it.”
Shaun Himmerick, executive producer on the new Mortal Kombat title seemingly confirmed a PSP successor recently.