Sony has announced new hardware coming to PlayStation during today's PlayStation Showcase!
Project Q is a handheld streaming device launching later this year and allows you to stream games from your PlayStation 5.
- Features an 8-inch display.
- Has a full dual-sense wireless controller built onto the device.
- Uses your in-home WiFi to stream games from the console to the device.
- Games must be installed locally on your PlayStation 5 (no cloud) and excludes VR titles.
Sony was quiet on any other details, but this sounds like a fun new piece of hardware that can open up play that doesn't involve sitting in front of your TV. If you want a bit of a hilarious comparison, it's a bit like Nintendo's Wii U due to the handheld requiring a console present to be useful. Of course, there are some major differences in that comparison, but time will tell whether or not this handheld will hold a similar fate to the Wii U. We can already stream our PlayStation 5 games to other devices, so the ergonomics will need to be grand to really push this ahead of other solutions.
Additionally, Sony has announced a pair of Wireless Earbuds. They can connect to your PlayStation, PC, and even your mobile device. Lossless Audio and Low Latency are the big features included.
Are you interested in Project Q? What about the new PlayStation earbuds? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Can the PS stream a game to this while simultaneously playing a game from the main console? I seriously doubt it so it seems quite useless to me.
Money better spent on another system and monitor if you wish to play amongst another.
Occasionally I play Minecraft Dungeons with my son using my tablet on that MS cloud gaming while he play on my Xbox. Seems more practical...
Going back to Wii U tech 😅
Previously the main selling point of handhelds were that you could play with them anywhere, however this doesn't really seem to be the case here, since you need to be in the same wifi as the playstation. Not sure how many people are willing to spend likely 100~200$ on top of the 450$ Playstation, just so they can play the games in their bed and on the toilet.
I mean, some of us have to compete on occasion for access to their TV: this eliminates that problem, because if one wants to watch a movie or whatever and I want to game, we can do both now. Will I buy it? Probably not, but the option exists so that's something. Having to keep it in-house is pretty crappy, though; I can't argue with you there.
If such competition even exist in a middle class existence in 1st world countries, I'd still just recommend them to buy a portable monitor, which would likely not even cost half of what this thing will eventually cost.
The only advantage this confers is for couch potatoes to be able to play the ps5 lying on their back, which incidentally from my own observation, is unironically the real selling point of this device.