The most exciting piece of game footage shown off during Sony's big NGP reveal last week was of a portable Uncharted game. A game that is not being handled by the series' creators, Naughty Dog.
No, as we saw with the last PSP, the handheld versions of key franchises are being worked on by a different studio, in this case Sony Bend, the creators of Syphon Filter.
We say franchises because the NGP's Resistance game won't be developed by that series' creators, Insomniac, either. Instead, the next portable version of Sony's sci-fi shooter series will be the work of Nihilistic Software. You may never have heard of Nihilistic, but they actually began work on the ill-fated Starcraft: Ghost, and are just now putting the finishing touches on PlayStation Move title PlayStation Move Heroes.
This is nothing new for a Sony handheld. The PSP's Grand Theft Auto games were developed not by Rockstar North, but Rockstar Leeds. The PSP's God of War games were developed not by Sony Santa Monica, but Ready at Dawn. The PSP's Resistance game was developed not by Insomniac, but the afore-mentioned Bend. You get the idea. There's precedence!