Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has sent notice to developers that it will no longer be selling development kits for the PlayStation Portable.
A notice sent to pspgweber states that Sony "will no longer be selling the PSP development tool (dtp-t2000a) or testing tool (dtp-h2500a) past November, 15th," and that the company will "advise you when a new model becomes available."
Contacted by VG247, Sony Europe said the move was due to current kits expiring, and that it still intends to support the format.
"Due to the certification on the current development and test tools expiring, we will be stopping selling them on November 15. However, we will continue to provide loan stock for registered and new developers, until a new certified model is available," said Sony.
The move will fuel gossip of the PSP2, which is expected to be released before the end of next year.
Sony is believed to have presented the new hardware to publishing partners and discussed business models for the system.