PSP To Get Touchscreen Functionality?
The ESRB has recently rated 13 brand new PSP titles and one of them has certainly turned some heads.
The very name of the game is a hint: if you check this particular ESRB listing, you'll notice that "Finger Connection" has been rated and the implication is obvious. Okay, so the title is quirky and interesting but the primary point of interest is the possibility of a touchscreen for the PSP, or perhaps they're referring to an upgrade for the PSP Go. Then again, we've all heard semi-confirmed reports of the PSP2 and the whispers of a PSP Phone of some kind persist. There are several possibilities but now it seems inevitable that Sony will go the touchscreen route with their handheld unit, and the question is, do the consumers want this? It's not exactly the iPad but it seems that such technology is awfully popular these days, and it'll be interesting to have for certain games. The description of this one reads:
"This is a multiplayer party game in which players spin a wheel that tells them to place their fingers on colored spots on a board. Players lose if their hands become too twisted to place their finger on the chosen spot."
Cool! A virtual Twister! Why do we get the feeling we'll have to put the unit down and stand over it so we can manipulate all our fingers accordingly? ...this is starting to get a vaguely sexual connotation... Well, whatever; we still have to keep an eye out for the touchscreen addition to Sony's portable.
4/13/2010 9:10:20 PM John Shepard