Over on VG247 there’s a fairly in-depth interview with Ru Weerasuriya, who is the Creative Director for Ready at Dawn – possibly the best development studio to grace Sony’s PSP handheld.
They’re the team behind the critically acclaimed PSP titles like Daxter and God of War: Chains of Olympus. They’re about to release their second God of War PSP title, Ghost of Sparta. It will also be the last PSP game they ever make.
The team behind Ghost of Sparta is proud of the game they’ve created. They believe that they’ve â€œleveraged 100 percent of [the PSP’s] powerâ€ for Kratos’s latest handheld rampage. But they have a gnawing concern in the back of their minds as the title draws ever closer to its release date: â€œThe biggest problem we’re fighting against at the moment is seeing how piracy is going to affect sales on PSP at this point,â€ Weerasuriya said.
â€œIt’s getting to the point where it doesn’t make sense to make games on it, if the piracy keeps on increasing. It’s a tough call right now to say what’s going to happen to it and where it’s going to go, but it definitely hurts a lot of developers out there who are trying to make great games.â€
Whether that’s the reason they’ve dropping development for the PSP, or whether they want to try their hand at larger markets by going multiplatform is up for debate. One thing is certain though, Ready at Dawn is â€œdefinitely doneâ€ with the PSP.
Last Updated: October 27, 2010