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Ready at Dawn: PSP "doomed" from day 1

Not "a true portable gaming platform."

The developer behind the lauded PSP God of War games has claimed that Sony's handheld was doomed to failure from launch day.

CVG reports that Ready at Dawn co-founder Ru Weerasuriya told Edge magazine, "It's a good platform and you can make amazing things on it. I think that we've tried as much as possible to prove that in the last seven years.

"But it was doomed from the beginning, that's its biggest problem," he added. "It was doomed from the very get-go.

"There are some things which aren't conductive to calling it a true portable gaming platform and calling it a connective platform, although it has wi-fi.

"There's so many things that publishers and the manufacturer and Sony dropped the ball on - it's natural, it's the first one."

Weerasuriya didn't elaborate on what these "things" might be but he's looking for Sony's next handheld to make amends.

"That hope that you can have is that they learn from that experience when they make the next one, and that they solve the issues with the PSP and the PSPgo - and also that they learn from what the others are doing."

Ready at Dawn made the brilliant God of War: Chains of Olympus and the almost-as-good sequel, Ghost of Sparta. Both were published by Sony.

Didn't some wise old codger once advise against biting the hand that feeds?

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