Sony has announced the PhyreEngine, which is used for multiple titles for the PS3, Blu-Ray Disc, and PlayStation Store, will be available to developers for the PSP. PhyreEngine is an advanced graphics rendering engine provided as source code and tools that is used for many of the games already available for PS3. With the PhyreEngine, developers for PSP titles will have at it’s disposal, the ability to fully realize the ability of the PSP platform.
PSP gamers can expect even stronger graphics for future PSP titles. At the SCE booth this week during the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, fans will see the PhyreEngine in action in the form of Tunnel Shooter, the game demo using one of the original PhyreEngine game templates.
“We’re very happy to see the continued popularity of PhyreEngine with the global game developer community,” said Teiji Yutaka, Senior Vice President, Technology Platform of SCEI. “PhyreEngine for PSP was developed in response to requests from the game developer community, and we hope that the release of the PSP version demonstrates our commitment and support for game developers on all our platforms.”
With this announcement, it appears Sony has no intention to shelve the PSP platform anytime soon. Graphics and game play will continue to get better, and more titles and multi-media experiences are sure to come. Stay with DualShockers as we bring you the latest news from Sony and PlayStation.