In what must be the fifth time the PSP2 hardware has been confirmed by someone other than Sony, the Executive Producer of the upcoming Mortal Kombat revealed the existence of the new hardware in an interview with IndustryGamers. As usual, Sony has remained fixed on their stance of not commenting on even the most solid seeming of rumors, but all estimates point to the hardware’s reveal sometime before the end of the year, with a launch in 2011.
Responding to a question about whether the new Mortal Kombat will see a version on the PSP or 3DS, Shaun Himmerick of Netherrealm studios said, “We’re not launching day one on all consoles like that. We are looking at them; we have a PSP2 in the house and we’re looking at the engine, like what can it support. Always a big thing for us is the performance. We’re running at 60 fps, what can we do and do we have to build all the art assets over. We’re definitely looking at them. PSP2 looks like it’s a pretty powerful machine. We don’t have a 3DS system in house yet, but we’re looking to get one, and we’ll certainly look at what its power is.”
Given Mortal Kombat‘s tentative release date being in “Early 2011”, we here at Elder-Geek expect an official announcement concerning the system to be paid before the end of October, if indeed Sony and Netherrealm are looking into a day-to-day release on the platform alongside its confirmed console counterparts. But what’s the E-G opinion? When will/should Sony finally bring the system to light? Comment with your thoughts below!