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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 08:26

New PSP isn’t exciting developers

Written by David Stellmack


Piracy concerns just don’t make it worth it
While Sony is said to be showing off its prototype of the new PSP2, developers that we spoke with are having a difficult time getting excited about it. The lack of excitement has to do with continued piracy concerns on the previous PSP platform.

“The problem is that the handhelds just have too high of a piracy rate and despite strides that Sony has made dealing with the problem, it just doesn’t seem that PSP titles are worth developing.” This echoed concerns that we heard from other developers as well.

Another developer told us “Sony would have to have a much improved and robust strategy of dealing with piracy before I think out studio would be really excited in developing for the handheld market again. We have actually had better luck with projects we have done for the iPhone/iPod Touch than we have had with either the Nintendo or Sony handhelds.”

While Sony has not told developers specifics, the PSP2 like the up coming 3DS is said to employ a much more robust system to deal with piracy this time around. Of course the company has apparently not gotten too far into the specifics yet.

David Stellmack

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+11 #1 Fud_u 2010-10-27 08:53
The PSP Go hasn't been homebrew hack all this time. Sony is getting better at this so I don't know why developer is concerned about "piracy" on a completely new system. Maybe it's just an excuse to not develop for this platform because it cost alot more to distribute than those lame mobile game (most of it anyway).
 
 
+6 #2 guideX 2010-10-27 11:37
Quote:
Another developer told us “Sony would have to have a much improved and robust strategy of dealing with piracy before I think out studio would be really excited in developing for the handheld market again. We have actually had better luck with projects we have done for the iPhone/iPod Touch than we have had with either the Nintendo or Sony handhelds.”


Seriously what kind of amateur retarded developer team were you guys talking to? I doubt that team has not developed a single not worthy team since their existence.
 
 
+2 #3 DaRAGE 2010-10-27 14:42
Dont know what the dev is on about. Look at the PS3. Anytime it gets hacked or cracked (which isn't much.. AT ALL), a firmware update comes into affect cancelling it out, with other goodies the firmware update comes with...

Sony just need to do the same with the PSP2
 
 
-4 #4 semitope 2010-10-27 14:43
developers don't ever consider that they may be the problem? People are so sensitive about piracy on sony systems yet all other systems that compete with sony have been hacked are are doing better. Is it possible that the games you make just aren't handheld friendly or that the handheld doesn't lend itself well to mobile gaming? Piracy didn't damage your system SOny, it was crap from the start. Piracy is what allowed u to keep selling hardware
 

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