Apparently Sony’s PSP2, sorry, NGP (Next Generation Portable), can push pixels around with some considerable power and efficiency.
In fact, according to an article on EuroGamer, the NGP runs the full PS3 version of futuristic racer WipEout HD without breaking a sweat.
We’re taking full detail graphics, with all shader effects and no changes to the visuals, at 60 frames-per-second, just as the game runs on the PS3. A pretty impressive sounding level of grunt from the upcoming handheld.
EuroGamer’s anonymous source witnessed the game running full-tilt at a presentation for developers down at the Sony HQ in London. Apparently Sony also demo’ed Uncharted and Little Deviants on the NGP.
The possibilities for developers are obvious here. Sony is apparently ensuring only a single submission will be required for a game across PSN and NGP, encouraging companies to develop a title across both the PS3 and NGP formats.
However, Sony doesn’t want the cross-platform games to be identical, the source notes, with extras for the NGP expected to differentiate it.
Sony’s handheld will be available towards the end of 2011. However, Nintendo will have had a considerable jump on it with the 3DS, with is out March 25th.