'Pixel Junk Monsters' PSP Piracy May Hinder Future Portable Pixel Junks

Pixel Junk Monsters Deluxe

"Pixel Junk Monsters Deluxe," which looks a heck of a lot better on the PSP's screen than it does in the above screenshot, has apparently fallen to the fate experienced by most PSP software: Obscenely high rates of piracy. Dylan Cuthbert, the president of Q-Games (the Pixel Junk developer), made a brief Twitter post talking about his disappointment:

"I don't think we'll port anything else to the PSP, we have to see how PJMD does as there's a *lot* of piracy"

The firestorm that erupted from a mere Twitter post was rampant, so Cuthbert made sure to qualify his statements:

interesting how my PSP piracy comment was taken out of context - I specifically said "we'll have to see how PJMD does"...

So basically it's not a death rattle for any future Pixel Junk PSP releases, but the outlook isn't good. Given the required development time on a PSP-specific project, it makes sense that a developer wouldn't want to risk it. It's just interesting to hear such worrying comments from a developer that's been all over the PS3 since the launch of the PlayStation Network.

(via The Examiner)