PlayStation’s Jim Ryan unveiled Project Q, a new kind of PlayStation handheld that’s built around streaming PS5 games. If you were hoping for a PSP or Vita successor, it looks like this ain’t it.
The new device is set to release sometime later in 2023, though – as with Spider-Man 2 – Ryan didn’t announce a specific date or an expected price point.
PlayStation’s Project Q features an 8-inch screen in between two halves of a DualSense controller – essentially a Backbone with DualSense sides. Ryan said Project Q will support all DualSense functions, so you’ll get the same haptics as you would while playing with the regular controller. How those features might affect battery life – and what the battery life might even be like – Ryan didn’t say.
In fact, Ryan didn’t really say much about Project Q at all – whether it uses Remote Play, if it supports all games, or whether streaming will be tied to higher tiers of the PlayStation Plus subscription. There’s not even an accompanying post on the PlayStation Blog to provide further information.
Ryan said there’s more information to come, though when that might happen is unclear. Perhaps Sony will share more after the hubbub around Summer Game Fest fades away.
Written by Josh Broadwell on behalf of GLHF