Sony formalizes Project Q, a portable console for streaming PS5 games
After a long wait and endless speculation, Sony finally confirmed during the PlayStation Showcase on Wednesday that it is working on a handheld console specifically designed to play your favorite PS5 games. Called Project Q, this innovation promises a more flexible and accessible PlayStation 5 gaming experience.
A leap forward in portable gaming
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said: “We will be launching a dedicated device that will allow you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over wifi”. He also revealed that the Project Q will feature an 8-inch HD display and incorporate all of the DualSense controller controls and features. This suggests an immersive and authentic gaming experience very close to what you might get with a traditional PS5 console.
Cloud gaming, a reality for Sony
To use the Project Q portable console, you’ll need a PlayStation 5 and a strong internet connection. It works via streaming, which means that you play your PS5 games on your home console, but through a portable console. Very quickly nicknamed “Sony PS5 portable” by fans, this handheld console will also feature DualSense’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, for a more immersive gaming experience.
Sony plans to launch the Project Q by the end of 2023, without giving details on the exact timing or the price of the device.