Sony PSP 2: New Touch Controls and Release Date Hints – Rumor

By Alan Ng - Aug 20, 2010

We have some fresh details on the upcoming Sony PSP 2 now, and possibly the strongest indication that the device is firmly in development at the moment. Sources have revealed that the upcoming device will feature touch controls, located behind the display screen.

According to this report from Eurogamer, a series of unnamed developers have already seen the new handheld in action, adding that Sony are also getting feedback from publishers on the PSP 2 and it’s new form factor.

While the display screen isn’t thought to be coming with touch support, Eurogamer’s sources claim that the back of device will feature some sort of touch pad, which will be controlled by players behind the display screen.

Furthermore, Eurogamer’s sources say the PSP 2 will be out at the end of 2011, although another source states that it could be pushed into 2012 – we hope not.

Will we get a formal announcement at TGS in September? Let us know your thoughts on these exciting rumors. Do you like the idea of a touch pad located at the back or not?

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