PlayStation Announces Project Q Handheld, Streams Installed PS5 Games Over Wi-Fi - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 24 May 2023 / 5,166 Views
Sony Interactive Entertainment during the PlayStation Showcase announced the Project Q handheld device and official wireless PlayStation earbuds.
Project Q is a portable device designed to play games installed on your PS5 that are streamed over Wi-Fi. It will have an LCD screen that can run games up to 1080p and 60 frames per second.
"We will launch a dedicated device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over Wi-Fi," said Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan during the PlayStation Showcase. "Internally known as Project Q, it has an 8-inch HD screen and all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller."
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PSP's remote play is pretty much garbage actually
And no, the idea of having basically a controller with a screen build in with remote play possibility is what makes think people of the Wii U Game Pad
The Vita’s was much better. And the point still stands. Remote Play was a thing before the Wii U came out.
Your point wasn't valid, you clearly don't understans why people are comparing it to the Wii U Gamepad, it's very specific
Apologize to the Wii U right now.
The PSP and Vita had remote play before the Wii U was a thing.
Design is kind of funny looking. Looks like they literally attached a PS5 controller to a tablet.
So does it just stream the games or will it actually have some games built for it...? I've been missing the Vita for quite a while now, but if it just a glorified Vita that has no games on its own, it's dead in the water imo.
You’re streaming games from your PS5 only.
So does the PS5 need to be turned on while playing this thing?
I think that's what it's generally meant by "wake up" as opposed to "turn on".
That said, it would be better if this thing could turn on the PS5 from a complete shutdown over Wi-Fi. The main appeal of something like this, at least as I see it, is for people that might want to play a video games while lying in bed, or in the couch in a living room, or out on the back patio, or somewhere around the house that is not the same space where the PS5 is located. If a person has to walk to the PS5 to turn it on, then this thing loses a whole lot of appeal. I want to be able to just pick it up off the nightstand and start playing.
Well that looks... akward. Also kinda baffling if it really is only over Wifi and isn't compatible with cloud streaming from PS+ Premium.
if you have 5G avalible outsides, I dont see why it couldnt be. Maybe in a future they patch it in.
I don't get the point? It just seems kind of baffling. I just don't see why people would want this?
Portable play at home. I get it tbh, I have no interest in playing portables when I'm actually out and about. Too many distractions to get into a game in the middle of a train/bus journey, would rather just plug in my ears phones and go on my phone.
Playing games off screen whilst someone watches TV or casually in bed/garden/kitchen is more appealing to me. As a peripheral it's probably not expected to sell 30m units or anything
I don't know about all the responses being negative, but definitely there has been a lot more negative response than positive.
That said, I think this is really all about the price. Most PS5 owners would like to have one, but the price has to be low for most people to justify it. I'll certainly buy one if I can get it for $100 or so, maybe $150. More than that and I'll probably pass. I don't think $100 is realistic, but maybe they price it at $150 and I can get it on sale at some point.
Sony found out majorty of switch owners use it at home, when in portable mode. Thought "we can do that".
I'm a buyer at $99, maybe $149. But, my guess is this thing costs $250.
The controller itself costs like 70$ if I recall correctly, so probably 150$
That would be a surprisingly reasonable price point, in my opinion. That probably means I can find it on sale sometime for $100 or so, which is the price I'd like to pay for a second screen that is tethered to my house.
I mean the PS TV was sold at 99$ and it was better than this product (cause it could play PS1, PSP and Vita games and also access to PS Now)
"We'll call it the Playstation U Gamepad"
If we can use it as a controller, it will be great
Need more downvotes
You azzassinated his comment
Why? Did you not see the sales of the Wii U?
Yeah but... this isn't a console. It is just a low volume companion device.
I know a number of players that use the Backbone and is very excited for this product. Let's just hope the price is reasonable. I just hope Sony has low expectation sales of this.
I think the is neat idea as sometimes I can’t use the tv as the family want to watch something so to not use my phone will a small screen if the price is right I can see this thing being a hit just don’t overprice it sony
What sort of latency can be expected?
The "up to 1080" confuses me because I thought remote play was up to 720p?
That said I need to see a price first. My phone is too small.
The ipad is too bulky because you have to hold the controller separately and find a place to put the ipad etc.
But I could see being interested in this.
I use PS RemotePlay daily so this is very exciting for me! Just don’t overprice the darn thing.
I'd want one if the price is reasonable. If you have a wife or kids getting TV time isn't always easy. If it's more than $150 however then it's not happening.
They won't cough up a handheld unit after the vita fiasco what did u guyz think?
Vita was amazing but had dreadful exclusive and sales numbers...
"Honey we have a Switch at home"
The Switch at home:
This would have been a much better device if Sony would have spent some money and made it a mobile PS4 device that could stream PS5 games. Now that is something I probably would have spent some money on but I really do not need a streaming home device for remote play.
Am I the only one who thinks this is useless? Everyone has a smartphone and a controller. You just need to buy the mount to connect both and download the remote play app.
Add this to the list of Sony ideas taken from Nintendo
You know remote play existed since the PSP days?
GBA did that already, but the other way around. You could play GBA games on the Gamecube.
I’m convinced that this will be the best controlling hand-held ever. When people get over how sort of ugly it looks, the ( potential) supreme controls compared to other handhelds…., will melt all those ugliness concerns away.
But, that it’s a stream only that needs a PS5, kills any interest I have in buying this, for at least a few years after a massive price drop.
I mean, you know the Switch JoyCons can do the same things as the Duelsense right?
Mostly, but the JoyCons are tiny as fuck and uncomfortable for adult hands for extended play,.
I dont disagree with that. But they did implement HD rumble first
But not adaptive triggers, or track pad, of microphone.
While the JoyCons have an IR camera, an amibo reader, and are removable.
Both have their own unique features, alongside the current controller standards.
Big difference in creating the technology and improving on the technology. Nintendo created and pushed it forward. Sony took it and added to it.
Credit to where credit is due and Nintendo never gets credit for what they implement from PS and Xbox guys.
Nintendo didn’t create the tech. 😂
Nintendo didnt create HD Rumble?
Nope. You have a company named Immersion to thank for the tech, for both the JoyCons and DualSense rumble.
The more you know!
And who pushed the technology in the console space? Its no different to Analog sticks, they existed before the N64 but it was Nintendo who gave it life.
Again, with my point, PS and Xbox fans don't give Nintendo credit for their innovations.
You keep moving the goal posts.
You give credit when you feel like it and don’t when it doesn’t fit your biased narrative. This here’s back and forth illustrates how dishonest you are.
I am stating the lack of credit given to Nintendo. HD Rumble came before the DuelSense, very similar technology. Haptics came from the XB1 controller etc.
Its crazy seeing people like you only praising the tech once it comes out on your platform of choice. That is incredibly obvious.
OT: This Q Handheld looks like a Switch, don't deny this didn't take Switch's idea.
What the heck are you talking about? I didn’t praise anything.
I mentioned both controllers different features, while you’re cheerleading only one side.
HD Rumble is the Tech the DuelSense uses. Adding a mic and Xbox features doesnt make it a new idea.
Sony have a history of doing this. Just like this Q Handheld.
"Yes but whatever Sony does, it’s a copy. Even if the others didn’t do it the same way, it’s not a new idea. But if Nintendo or MS act and do the same, it’s like they created the universe and I’ll be there to be their cheerleader! " — Azzanation, 20XX
Always and all in bad faith.. You’re so obvious, it’s hilarious.
Your comments continue to demonstrate what I say about you is and has always been true.