In a portion of an interview with PS3 Fanboy
, Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert explains why we probably won't be seeing PixelJunk Monsters
making a transition onto the PSP. Cuthbert told PS3 Fanboy that he doesn't "see a market for it just yet." He stated that the biggest problem is in selling the game at a proper price point, and he doesn't see consumers shelling out extra cash for a more expensive UMD version.
However, UMD has never been the only option; when it was mentioned that the PSP now supports downloaded content from the PlayStation Store, Cuthbert replied that the idea for a downloaded PSP version was not feasible because the service was not popular in Japan. He was saying that it's difficult to get excited about making a game for a service very few use. His reasoning then turned from being unappealing to Japan into not wanting to get "pigeonholed into working [solely] for the US market."
Further more, when faced with the example of echochrome
going on UMD
, Cuthbert still wasn't convinced that PixelJunk Monsters
would find a home on the portable system. Well, we guess we'll just have to stick to Remote Play for our portable PixelJunk