It’s Time For Another NGP News Round Up!!!


Its time to bring together some more NGP news from PS3blog.net. The NGP has been making headlines since it was announced and its hard to keep up with all of the information from multiple sources out there so we bring them together in one place for your viewing pleasure. With that said enjoy!

*disclaimer* We suggest you lay a towel over your keyboard before reading the rest of this article. PS3blog.net will not be responsible for any damaged keyboards from your uncontrollable drooling*

[tab:Multi-Platform Heaven]

We all as children, have talked about the multiple consoles we play and often wondered why there wasn’t a single console that could play all systems. A sort of swiss army knife of consoles if you will. Now that we are older and wiser we understand copyright laws and exclusives, things of that nature. The NGP however, seems to want to bring this dream to reality in a way by being easily accessible to porting games to it.

We already know out of the gate that the NGP will play PSOne Games, PSP Games, Android Games, PSN Games and ported PS3 games. Lets not forget the most important…NGP games and NGP PSN (downloadable smaller games for NGP only). That’s 7 different formats/styles it will play at launch…

Through a little speculation and developer hints, we can expect to see Wii ports, 360 ports, even PC ports of games that come directly to the NGP since it is so easy to port over too from nearly any hardware. We may even see some PS2 games show up (crosses fingers).

I think this ability sets the NGP up to be the one stop shop for the single console owner and gives the rest of us nearly unlimited options for games.

[tab:Tsunami and NGP Delay]

Bloomberg claimed that the earthquake/tsunami put a damper on the NGP production in which SCEA’s Jack Tretton was quick to quell.

Sony has distanced their self from Jack’s statement recently and replaced it with “So far we see no impact from the quake on our launch plan.”

Not to sound too materialistic and callous…please remember you can donate to Japan via PSN to help the victim’s of this natural disaster out.

[tab:Augmented Reality]

Sony and Nintendo have engaged in a sort of “my AR brings all the boys to the yard” dispute recently with their handheld devices. Nintendo claimed that their AR was best with 3D while Sony claimed it was dated.

You may remember a while back. You can see that Sony has been working with AR for some time and have some recently well established IP’s for it already.

What really threw me for a loop was this statement:

“The NGP’s processing power allows it to remember your environment, and use the real world as an augmented reality card. Removing the need for the cards, opens up the experience to a whole new level. ”

No cards you say? That might actually make me rethink my stance on AR all together. My review for Invizimals and Eye Pet were not exactly breathtaking.

Here is a video of Sony’s Augmented Reality on NGP:

[tab:MMO's]

Many of us think of PC’s only when we talk about MMO’s but MMO’s have branched out to consoles in the past years working cross platform. Final Fantasy XI worked on PS2, PC, 360 and with some finagling the PS3. Currently FreeRealms is released for the PS3 again bridging that PC to console gap for MMO’s.

SOE boss John Smedley has indicated that he sees a ton of potential for MMO’s on the upcoming NGP, strongly hinting that FreeRealms will eventually make its way to the portable. He went on to say that “If the NGP isn’t the perfect machine for doing MMO’s on, then I don’t know what is.”

[tab:Pachterizing]

Recently research analyst Michael Pachter got his hands on a shiny new NGP to play with.

Pachter went on to say that with the right software, quite awesome. The controls are very smooth and the screen is flawless. He then said that he expects the price to be high. $299 or $349 with $349 being higher then what people are expecting/wanting to pay. He suggested that the 3G version will only be $50 more, subsidized by the carrier.

“Uncharted NGP tech demo was cool,” he concludes. “Accelerometer to swing on rope, massage back touch pad to climb, dual analogs intuitive. Gamers will like.”

**by the way…a little off topic, but the analog sticks do click giving us L3 and R3**

[tab:END]


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Jason on April 10th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    ps2 ports-Champions of norrath-Champions return to arms-Monster hunter 2 dos-Monster hunter-auto modellista would look crazy cool

    Still cant find if monster hunter 3p is a launch title

  2. #2 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on April 10th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    That sounds nice about porting, but 360 exclusives are owned by MS, will they let us get them on NGP?

  3. #3 by Eddie on April 10th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux: That sounds nice about porting, but 360 exclusives are owned by MS, will they let us get them on NGP?  

    Not all 360 exclusives are owned by MS. Some games remain exclusive or are timed exclusive due to the cost and development time to port them. With NGP being so easy to port to, many developers will see it as easy cash.

  4. #4 by Sakinah on April 10th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    I think anything over $299 may be too expensive for some people.

    There’s a rumor that Final Fantasy VII remake may appear in the NGP. What do you guys think about that actually happening?

  5. #5 by Eddie on April 10th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    It will be hard to sell for anything over $250 honestly. But I’ll bite for $299.

    I saw the FFVII email. It was completely fake. With that said I have high hopes of it happening someday.

  6. #6 by Jason on April 10th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Sakinah: I think anything over $299 may be too expensive for some people.There’s a rumor that Final Fantasy VII remake may appear in the NGP. What do you guys think about that actually happening?  

    I will only get if it has full screen tv out options. Find out Eddie that is a big one for me!

  7. #7 by Eddie on April 10th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Jason:
    I will only get if it has full screen tv out options. Find out Eddie that is a big one for me!  

    I’m sure it will…but isn’t that kind of pointless? Its a “portable”. Plus you lose out on the amazing OLED screen.

  8. #8 by Jason on April 10th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Eddie:
    I’m sure it will…but isn’t that kind of pointless?Its a “portable”.Plus you lose out on the amazing OLED screen.  

    I wear glass’s and have a astigmatism making looking down awkward and uncomfortable. Pointless no since the PS3 doesn’t have monster hunter and I want to play it on my tv. Thats the only reason I bought psp 3000 was for tv out and monster hunter. I was deeply disappointed and have gone back to Monster Hunter dos on ps2 in the mean time. Im not a portable person, when I get free time I like to jones in my recliner and enjoy my hd tv that took me 5 yrs to get :)

  9. #9 by thani on April 10th, 2011

    PS3,XBOX 360,WII,ANDROID GAMES ON IT. I DIDNT KNOW THAT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #10 by Markus on April 10th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    lolol @ “my AR brings all the boys to the yard”

  11. #11 by Eddie on April 11th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    thani: PS3,XBOX 360,WII,ANDROID GAMES ON IT. I DIDNT KNOW THAT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

    Its not 100% but it would behoove developers to do so since its cost efficient and would make money.

  12. #12 by Pedro on April 11th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Augmented reality is something that is terribly undeveloped imo. I’m really hopeful that someday people will realize some interesting gameplay additions could come from it.

  13. #13 by Jason on April 11th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Pedro: Augmented reality is something that is terribly undeveloped imo. I’m really hopeful that someday people will realize some interesting gameplay additions could come from it.  

    get these for your ngp http://www.epinions.com/content_126073015940

  14. #14 by Pedro on April 11th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Jason:
    get these for your ngp http://www.epinions.com/content_126073015940  

    I’ve seen those, have you tried it out?

    That guy does not seem very pleased with it. lol

  15. #15 by Kane112 on April 11th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    hmmm interesting this just keeps sounding better

  16. #16 by joeldemeritt on April 12th, 2011

    Will the android games be free as many of them are on the android store, that would be a huge plus.

  17. #17 by Jcmdaddy on April 12th, 2011 [ 56307 Points ]

    joeldemeritt: Will the android games be free as many of them are on the android store, that would be a huge plus.  

    Well IF they are, i’m sure they’ll have the advertisements that all the free games seem to have, which really isn’t much of an issue for me.


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