Ready At Dawn Rethinking Decision To Drop PSP Development?
Although there have been many unbelievable titles in 2008, we really can't forget about the PSP; God of War: Chains of Olympus is easily one of the year's best, and we can all thank Ready at Dawn for such an excellent handheld action experience.
Unfortunately, not long after the game released, the capable developer said they'd be moving on and focusing on other projects that didn't involve the PSP. However, as GamerCenterOnline points out, 2 of the top 5 PSP titles on Amazon in the last week were developed by Ready at Dawn. The team recognized this and issued a little message, saying "maybe we should reconsider this whole 'no more PSP games' thing because we seem to be doing pretty good at it." Remember, these guys posted on their official site that they were "officially done with PSP development," but then again, why look a gift horse in the mouth? You've proven you can make a fantastic handheld game, the consumers have responded, and instead of risking the potentially problematic console waters, why not stick with a winning formula? Besides, the PSP could really use the help, and we have no doubt that gamers wouldn't frown at another God of War portable installment. Ready at Dawn could do something else, too; there are plenty of possibilities, right? While "bigger and better" is the name of the game, sometimes "better" can be found in smaller packages...
So what's your take? This may come down to Ready at Dawn fielding a lot of consumer feedback and then making a decision, so perhaps your words will be heard (or seen; whatever). Do you think these guys should return to PSP development and help out a bit? Or should they stick with their plan of moving on into PS3/360/Wii land?
12/14/2008 Ben Dutka