Gavin Cheshire, VP of Codemasters (DiRT, Operation Flashpoint), owns a PlayStation Portable. Which may explain why he's slagged the handheld off in the latest issue of Edge Magazine.

"Well, speaking as a person who bought a PSP, the problem was that I always thought - because it was a better screen than iPod's - that I'd be doing more with it" he told Edge. "But it was such a bollocking useless waste of space; just getting stuff on it was ridiculous".

"That was its downfall. Relatively speaking, [Codemasters] didn't do too badly on F1 PSP. But regarding the future, I think they've got - well... no".

"PSPgo's a lovely device," he adds, "really smart - but our senior VP bought one the day it came out and has a great story, because he ended up on some customer support line just trying to do basic stuff. He had to re-download his software, do an immediate firmware update, and that's your user experience."


"Sony just hasn't got it right. Stuff like that will make people leave it alone."

To recap, this is from a publisher that's published games on the platform. Everyone's so hung up on a new DS being revealed at E3...for Sony's sake, I'd rather see a new PSP. A new new PSP.


Codemasters Exec [Edge]