Developer Ready at Dawn
has turned its back on Sony's handheld, with a short post on the company's website confirming that the studio is "now officially done with PSP development." Ready at Dawn is best recognized for two of the PSP's more landmark titles, namely Daxter
and last year's God of War: Chains of Olympus
, though the company's recent success in bringing Capcom's Okami
to the Wii may have more than a little to do with the dev's shifting priorities.
Calling the decision "the end of an era," the move has an air of finality about it, with Ready at Dawn packing up all of its PSP dev kits and sending them back from whence they came. The news echoes comments
from Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya earlier this year, with the Chains of Olympus
director noting back in March that "our work on the PSP has come to an end." As for what the devs have in store for us next, your guess is as good as ours, though we've dispatched Joystiq ninjas to the Santa Ana-based studio for more information.