If you’ve been longing for Sony to turn the PSP into a touch screen device, that day has kind of come. The only twist is it’s not from Sony. A group of homebrew junkies led by “harleyq” have created an add-on that mounts directly on your PSP and connects up via USB. The unit, called PSPTouchME, will not be compatible with commercial games since it’s not officially commissioned by Sony or the game companies, but will work with homebrew games developed for it. harleyq has answered a few questions in a Q&A with PSPUpdates that can be found after the break.
Q: What is PSPTouchME?
A: PSPTouchME is a touchscreen overlay for the Sony PSP.
Q: How will it work?
A: It will lay over the screen like a screen protector, and connect to the PSP via USB.
Q: Can i connect my PSP to my computer when using this?
A: Yes, we will add another USB port on PSPTouchME and a switch.
Q: Will you release updates for the PIC? (microprocessor)
Q: How much will it cost?
A: We are estimating around Â£30-40 ($56)
Q: Where will i be able to buy one?
Q: How many will be available for purchase on launch?
A: At first, around 100.
Q: When can i buy one?
A: We don’t know.
Q: Can i beta test?
A: We have beta testers.
Q: Will this be supported in 0×89?
A: Probably, depends if we can finish PSPTouchME in time.
Q: Will i be able to use this in UMD games and in the XMB?
A: No. (possible…)
Q: Will i be able to use it in all homebrew?
Q: So where can i use it?
A: In game’s built to be used with this.
Q: How can they/i build a game or application to make use of PSPTouchME?
A: We will release an SIO library for developers?
Q: Will the library be open source?
Q: How does PSPTouchME stay on the screen?
A: It screws into the top of the PSP.
Q: Will you ship internationally?