According to the developer source, the PSP2 designed without a UMD drive and with a sliding screen that covers most of the controls when it’s closed. Along with this, Sony is reportedly keen to get developers to create more games that can be played in that state.
No words of confirmation from Sony, but Eurogamers are holding on probable release at the end of this year.
If the rumors will be true, I believe this would be the upgrade gamers have been waiting for and not Sony’s recent minor update for PSP-3000. Let’s just see if the PSP2 rumored design will come into life for the following days to come until Sony crack all about the details.