Hot on the heels of the mandatory installation controversy
surrounding the PS3 version of Devil May Cry 4
, comes word that the PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G
will also feature an installation option. The installation will give players the chance to move the UMD's contents to the PSP's memory card, in order to decrease load times for the newest notch in the Japanese adventure series.
Along with this news comes obvious concerns that the pre-installation process may become a new standard in games, ending the good old feeling of buying a console or portable title and being able to just play
it. We can't confirm yet whether the installation for 2nd G
is mandatory, or whether it's presented as an alternative to load times. We're hoping for the latter. The game is due out in Japan in March 2008.
[Via PSP Fanboy