Square’s Shiba “looking forward to hardware improvements” in PSP2

Tuesday, 11th January 2011 17:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Square Enix producer Takamasa Shiba has told VG247 that he is looking forward to hardware improvements afforded by the yet-to-be-announced PSP2.

Speaking with us in Tokyo regarding upcoming PSP actioner Lord of Arcana, Shiba said that while hardware is something that’s constantly being both created and tweaked, software needs to be created to push new hardware on consumers.

“There are a lot of things I’m excited for the PSP2, but I’m more interested in hardware specifics rather than a unique feature,” said Shiba.

“Hardware is always coming out, so the software needs to be pushing the hardware as well. So, if they put something in that’s very unique then it is hard to create games for it.

“As a creator, I’m looking forward to mainly hardware improvements.”

PSP2 has become one of the worst kept secrets in gaming. Rumored to be codenamed “Veta,” the handheld’s existence has yet to be confirmed by Sony, but, clearly, many developers have had kits in-house for quite some time: developers such as Netherrealm Studios and EA.

Late last year, VG247 received grainy shots of the PSP2 dev kit, and numerous technical specs for the handheld have been released over recent months.

PSP2 is expected to release in late 2011.



  1. Erthazus

    “PSP2 has become one of the worst kept secrets in gaming.”

    Thats not true. The worst kept secret in gaming is PsPhone (Xperia Play) :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Two proper analogue sticks so we can play monster hunter properly please.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    Hang on, so the PSP2 and the PSPhone are two *separate* devices? Er…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    i agree with gherrit are they 2 seperate things? O_o

    If we’re getting confused then christ knows about the general consumer when these things hit retail =s

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor

    Funny how all the worst kept secrets are Sony products.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. spiderLAW

    I dont believe Sony intended on keeping anything a secret. I’m sure they are using the media/press/news as free advertising. Why else would so many developers feel so free as to spill the beans. Hmmmmm?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. 2plus2equals5

    So se isn’t developing games for psp2… :(

    #7 4 years ago
  8. LRB1983

    Kirk PSP leaked keys will make earlier PSP2 realease, for sure. This E3 will be epic.

    I know anybody wants but I hope a similar PSP300X design, nor the Go one.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @Gheritt, yeap. Two different things.

    Xperia Play is going to be launched by Sony Ericcsson, while PSP 2 will be revealed at E3.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. mojo

    “worst kept secret”
    following the sony show since the slim leak, im not sure if the “secret” realy should have been a secret in the first place. For me those are leaks on purpose.

    #10 4 years ago

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