Another offhand mention of the unannounced successor to Sony's PlayStation Portable, as an executive producer with Mortal Kombat's Netherrealm Studios tells Industry Gamer that they've got one, and it's very nice.
Speaking to Industry Gamer during PAX 2010, Netherrealms' Shaun Himmerick said that while the developer didn't have a Nintendo 3DS yet, it had the PSP2, and it's a "pretty powerful machine." From the interview:
"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."
Last month Eurogamer cited several different sources in a story about the PSP2, suggesting the upcoming handheld would contain touch sensitive controls on the back of the unit.
This isn't the first time we've heard speak of this PSP2, and it won't likely be the last. We've contacted Sony for comment on the story, and will update once they get back to us.
PSP2 Is Real, 'Pretty Powerful' And In Developers' Hands [Industry Gamers]