PSP2 'touch controls' seemingly confirmed by Sony patents

Multiple patent applications hint at features of the unannounced handheld

Patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America appear to confirm rumours that the company's to release a PSP successor with "touch control".


Several patents including diagrams were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office in October, with one referencing a "handheld device with two-finger touch triggered selection", according to Edge.

All of the documents are linked by a statement saying that any upcoming product will have two screens: "Comprising: a case having first and second major surfaces; a visual display disposed on the first major surface; a touch interface disposed on at least one of the major surfaces".

While it has yet to be officially announced, the PSP2 exists and EA has had access to it - according to the publisher's senior vice president Patrick Soderlund.

[ SOURCE: Edge ]