Naughty Dog proved that they knew how to expand upon the ideas and popularity of an original title to create a recognizable series, with the phenomenal Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The series has, however, remained on the PlayStation 3, with no version on the PSP, but a recent rumor suggests that there may in fact be a new, portable adventure planned for Nathan Drake.
Issue 213 of Game Informer spoke of an exchange between some hidden developers behind the scenes for the fabled PSP2. According to these minds, the new system is not only in production, but may even have an Uncharted title in production that could hit store shelves as early as “holiday 2011”.
The developers we talked to described the PSP2 as a very powerful machine, and we’ve even heard that a new Uncharted spin-off – which could even stand in for a full-on Uncharted 3 – is in the works. That alone is news, but it also speaks to how powerful the graphical capabilities are for the handheld.
The issues went to press before the unveiling of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, so it seems more likely that the spin-off would come in the form of a prequel to Drake’s adventures rather than the next in the installment, like God of War: Chains of Olympus.
Rumors are undecided on the true power of the PSP2, but real, official news from Sony could be right around the corner, with the CES 2011 kicking off in less than 17 days: January 6th-9th, where either the PSP Phone, or PSP2 are expected to be announced.