The PlayStation Portable has good games. However, many of those games rely on dual analog mechanics on a system which does not have a second analog controller. That’s one reason why I haven’t gotten around to playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
More PlayStation Portable games deserve attention and thankfully Sony is helping with the PSP Engine. Apparently this middleware engine will enable the following features with relative ease:
- High res rendering
- Control (with Dual Analogue support) through wireless controllers (Dualshock 3/Sixaxis)
- 3D stereoscopic output
- Ad-hoc Party unification
- Main memory and graphic memory expansion
- Common save data
Expect more ports in the future under the “PSP Masters” initiative.
I welcome these ports. If it means more people get to enjoy Valkyria Chronicles II & III, then I’m all for it. Don’t disappoint me, Sega.