Slitherine sees PSP as a huge opportunity

UK publisher Slitherine has told MCV that the PSP still offers a significant opportunity for game makers.

March 20th saw Slitherine release strategy game Military History Commander: Europe at War Gold on the PSP, which the UK-based company hopes will ape the success of its previous title for the handheld, Great Battles of Rome.

Sony’s PlayStation Portable has been good for us. We actually keep selling product on the PSP,” revealed Slitherine director Marco Minoli, who spoke to MCV after he took to the stage at the Game Based Learning 2009 conference.

There is a huge opporunity out there. We see that the PSP is not being used by bigger publishers. So there really is a big gap in the market for us to exploit,” he continued.

Minoli also praised Sony’s support for those developing content for the company’s handheld: Sony are also very good to us. They provide a huge amount of technical support that’s unrivalled really.”

The independent software house is currently preparing the May launch of Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans on DS, PC and Wii.

At present, Slitherine’s only forthcoming product confirmed for PSP is Commander: Napolean at War, which is scheduled for Q3 2009.

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