Looks like Sony’s still intent on making the most of the PlayStation Store with the next version of the PSP, still apparently dubbed NGP.
In an interview with MCV, SCEE President Andrew House said that ‘blockbuster’ NGP games will be available on the new physical media format – and thus available from the likes of GAME and HMV – with the rest only being available for download digitally, from the Store.
“With NGP, digital is baked into the strategy behind the device,” said House. “With PSP our digital plan was almost bolted-on after the initial launch. This time around it has been thought through from the start. I think publishers will start to look at distribution methods depending on the size of the content.”
“Clearly if you have large blockbuster gaming experiences, then downloading them is perhaps not the best experience.”
All games will appear digitally, he confirmed, but not necessarily all games have to be made physically. “Having the option of a digital-only method affords more creative risk-taking, and that’s because you don’t have that risk of physical inventory associated with it,” he said.
Earlier in the week ngmoco boss Neil Young described the NGP as being “dead on arrival“.