The rumored PSP phone might be a crossover between Samsung Captivate and PSP Go.
If the current crop of rumors stand true, it could very well topple the handheld gaming scenario in favor of Android, snatching away a large piece of the share Apple iPhone has been enjoying for the past couple of years. According to Engadget, Sony Ericsson is currently developing an Android-based PSP like gaming platform, fueling once again the rumors of the Playstation phone that we all have been hearing about for some time now.
Engadget’s report says that the Playstation branded phone will be based on Android 3.0, sport a 3.7 to 4.1-inch WVGA screen (resolution unknown), a 5 megapixel camera and a snappy 1GHz Snapdragon CPU to power the device.
This could be what the PSP phone looks like, but we hope it doesn't.
The device’s form factor will resemble a “cross between Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go”, and will feature the regular PSP standard d-pad and face buttons, along with a “long touch pad” for analog controls.
On the software side, Engadget names God of War and LittleBigPlanet as some of the possible titles to release for the platform. Modern Warfare, which has never seen a PSP release, is also mentioned as a title “possibly on tap” for the device.
This is pretty big stuff and Sony will have ample opportunities to strut it with Gamescom that’s starting next week on the 18th and further ahead with the Tokyo Games Show.
With declining software and hardware sales, and facing general neglect from developers, this could be Sony’s way in again. Provided they do it right, of course.