Rumor: PSP2 dev kits sent out to key studios

According to the chaps at Develop, Sony has begun distributing PlayStation Portable 2 development kits to a number of key studios throughout the games industry.

The report also claims that multiple industry sources have let slip that the hardware manufacturer is prepping a “significant launch window line-up” for the new handheld, which has been rumored to be in the works for quite some time now.

Previously, Mortal Kombat developer Netherrealm Studios let on that it is in possession of a PSP2 development kit, with executive producer Shaun Himmerick stating that the firm “has a PSP2 in the house.”

Sony has yet to formally unveil a successor to the PSP, though Develop claims that the device will be released in 2011. Stay tuned for more info as we get it.