Sony wants to please PS5 owners. To everyone’s surprise, the group formalized the upcoming release of a brand new console from the PlayStation Showcase, its annual conference which took place this Wednesday, May 24. This “Project Q” promises to revolutionize the world of gaming, by offering PS5 players the possibility of playing wherever they want and at any time. This portable console would take the form of a sort of controller with an integrated tablet. It should work using Remote Play technology, a feature that relies on the Cloud.
“We are launching a device that will allow you to stream any game from your PS5 using Remote Play over Wi-Fi,” explained the president of PlayStation during the conference. He also gave some information about the “Project Q”: “It has an 8-inch HD screen and all the buttons and functions of the Dualsense wireless controller.” A press release from Sony, released a few hours after the conference, gives further details on the console. It will therefore work via Wi-Fi and will be equipped with an LCD screen running games at up to 1080p and 60fps. This console, however, is not designed as a standalone device, but truly as a companion to the PS5.
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This Project Q, of which only the design has really been revealed, could thus have several uses. It would initially allow you to play the PS5 in any room in the house (and no longer just in front of a fixed screen). It would also be possible to stream PS5 games remotely, by accessing the PlayStation using Remote Play. However, this Project Q has a significant disadvantage: its use would only be possible with a very good Wi-Fi connection. Its use would thus be similar to that made by iPhone, Android or certain Macs, which can, thanks to Remote Play technology, stream games from the PlayStation.
Finally, this portable PS5 will be accompanied by wireless headphones, further improving the experience. For the moment, Sony has not given more information as to the price and release date of this Project Q, but the Japanese giant nevertheless affirms that more information will be revealed in the coming months.