You'd expect that Ready At Dawn Creative Director, Ru Weerasuriya, would be one of the first to big up the NGP - considering his team really were the premier developers on the PSP - but it still warms the cockles of our hearts. And has us wondering if Ready at Dawn has already started developing an NGP God of War title.
"I have a smile on my face whenever we talk about the NGP," claimed Weerasurya, speaking at DICE last week, "because I think overall that console has the potential to really define what portable gaming is. You know, we did that also with the PS3 and all that, but the NGP — not only with the touch screen capability, but the screen, and just the capacity of actually making a game that's probably better than PS3 games that you can make right now - for me, it's like the thing. For portable gaming I don't think there's anything else in the future."
According to our interview with Nathan Phail-Liff, Art Director at Ready at Dawn, the team creates games that simply take full advantage of the hardware at their disposal - regardless of whether that hardware is a handheld device - so we're salivating at the thought of what Ready at Dawn could possibly come up with for the NGP.
Considering they have a history of working with Sony properties, and expertly downsizing them for handhelds, would it be too much of a leap to speculate that a NGP God of War game is in the works? Sony would be crazy not to bring one of their most bankable franchises to their new handheld and Ready at Dawn has already proven itself as a world class developer. It's a match made in heaven. Sorry - a match made in Olympus.