More details regarding the highly rumored PSP-4000 model have just surfaced. This rumored model, would be a complete overhaul from previous versions, featuring a slide screen, and a removed UMD drive. This is what Eurogamer reported, regarding new details.
Our development source today confirmed these reports, adding: “The screen is basically the same as the one in the 3000 – except it slides.” When ‘closed’, we were told, the screen won’t cover the entire face of the console, but the unit will be “significantly smaller in width” as a result.
With the console in its ‘closed’ state, most controls will be inaccessible. However, our source claims that games which use the shoulder buttons exclusively – such as LocoRoco – will be playable, as these inputs will still be accessible. It’s expected that the unit can also be used for media playback in this configuration.
Eurogamer further understands Sony is approaching developers for ideas for games that only require the shoulder buttons.
Stay tuned as Everyday Playstation will continue to update you on this situation.