Sony unveils Project Q, a handheld console that redefines portability

Sony unveils Project Q, a handheld console that redefines portability

During the recent PlayStation Showcase, Sony announced its latest handheld device, Project Q, which is set to revolutionize gaming on the go. Project Q is a peripheral device that works in conjunction with the PS5’s Remote Play feature, allowing users to stream any game from their PS5 console over Wi-Fi. SIE boss Jim Ryan revealed that Project Q will feature an 8-inch HD screen and will incorporate all the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller.

While details about Project Q are currently limited, it is expected to support haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, offering an immersive gaming experience similar to that of the PS5. The device boasts an 8-inch LCD display capable of 1080p output at 60fps, although it remains to be seen how well this will translate over Remote Play.

The design of Project Q has raised some eyebrows, as it appears to be a tablet-like display that has been merged with a DualSense controller. Interestingly, the device does not include the DualSense’s frontal touchpad, suggesting that the screen may have its own touch capability.

One of the main questions surrounding Project Q is its target audience. Unlike the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch, Project Q does not play games natively but relies on PS5’s Remote Play feature. Additionally, there is no information regarding cloud streaming support or whether the device will require the PS5 to be powered on for Remote Play functionality.

As more details emerge in the coming months, it remains to be seen whether Project Q will be a compelling handheld gaming solution. Questions about pricing, battery life, and compatibility with PS Plus’s Classics Catalog still need to be addressed. While there is potential for Project Q to offer a unique gaming experience, it may not be the triumphant return to form for Sony’s handheld devices that fans had hoped for.