PSP 2 rumors picking up steam [Update]

I can’t remember the last time I’ve posted about Sony this many times so early in the week. The latest rumor comes from Dave Perry surrounding the PSP 2.

I hear Sony FINALLY has the PSP 2. And thank goodness, they’ve removed the stupid battery-sucking UMD disc drive. I’m excited!

Of course, this could just be a load of poppy cock, but we can never be too sure. If it’s true that Sony ditched UMD on the next gen PSP then the question is whether or not it will be backwards compatible. We probably won’t know until E3 in June.

Twitter via Kotaku

Update: Here’s an update with Kotaku’s interview.

“I spoke to a developer who is working on it right now,” he said. “I know this developer is already working on it, so that means they have a prototype. That would sound like a fall release to me.”

As far as backwards compatibility goes, the old catalog would just be digitized, but nothing was mentioned about how you could transfer your old UMDs.

The rest is sort of whatever but feel free to check it out.