Sony Seeking GPS-Based PSP Games

Sony will launch a GPS add-on for the PSP early next year. Alongside it, there will be gaming applications.

“That’s [GPS] going to be a big one for us,” said Sony’s senior marketing manager for PSP, John Koller, during an E3 interview.

“It changes the dynamics of GPS but also changes the way developers think about games on PSP because you can start integrating GPS into it.”

Koller said Sony intends to start shopping the GPS add-on to publishers this year, but also told me that the company is already investigating ways to use it in games.

“There’s been a number of things that our first-party worldwide studios have looked at, and they’ve been trying to look at different options,” he said.

Does that mean we can expect a GPS game from Sony early next year?

“Yeah, we’ll probably lead the way on that,” he said.

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