GDC 08: Sony planning PSP Wi-Fi support on PlayStation Store
Sony Computer Entertainment may have promised a lot for PlayStation 3 owners worldwide, but they haven’t forgotten about their next-generation handheld either. A Sony executive has just hinted at direct Sony PSP support for the PlayStation Store while speaking at the Game Developers Conference in cloudy San Francisco. More at the full story.
Sony Computer Entertainment’s Chris Eden spoke on a Game Developers Conference ’08 session today titled “Self-Publishing for Independent Developers on the PlayStation Network Sponsored by Sony.” Though the topic revolved on the fact that the PlayStation Network also had support for independent game ventures, his presentation highlighted an interesting idea: “access native PlayStation Store on PSP via wireless hotspot.”
Sony’s apparently planning to give avid PlayStation Store visitors some love for their PlayStation Portables, and it’s likely to reflect in a future firmware update. According to same presentation slide entitled “PlayStation Store on PSP,” PSP owners will be able to “purchase and download content direct to PSP” without need for either a PC or PlayStation 3.
But the launch of the program has yet to be announced, so we’ll be checking on further developments from time to time. After all, they’d have to test it, like they did with the PC compatible PlayStation Store portal. More Game Developers Conference updates as we get them.