Sony announces Project Q, the new handheld playstation
Sony announced Project Q, its new handheld console. Sony's first Playstation, the PS1, was produced from 1994 to 2000 to resounding worldwide success.
This new device comes after a not entirely triumphant past in the handheld console market, with the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.
Project Q is a unique device, capable of supporting games at 1080p and 60fps. Specifically, it is a DualSense controller equipped with an 8-inch LCD display.
Sony and its new handheld console: Project Q
Sony announced Project Q, its new handheld console. This new device comes after a not entirely triumphant past in the handheld console market, with the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.
Project Q Technical Capabilities
Project Q is a unique device capable of supporting games at 1080p and 60fps. Specifically, it is a DualSense controller equipped with an 8-inch LCD display.
Distinctive features of the Project Q
The new device offers all the features found on the latest generation PlayStation pad, including haptic feedback. This is a detail that puts Project Q one step ahead of its competitors.
Interconnection with PlayStation 5
Despite its considerable capabilities, Project Q requires a PlayStation 5 to function. This is because it relies on Remote Play technology to play games installed on the PS5 via a Wi-Fi connection.However, Project Q is not expected to allow mobile gaming outside the home environment, unlike other consoles such as the Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck or Asus' ROG Ally.
Project Q's future
More information and technical details about the handheld platform are expected in the near future. Therefore, for the time being, it is still too early to comment on the real potential of this new handheld console. As for its launch date, Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan revealed that Project Q is expected to be released later this year. No further details on the launch date or price were given, making the wait for Project Q even more exciting.
Sony announces Earbuds at PlayStation Showcase
In addition to Project Q, Sony revealed another device during the PlayStation Showcase: Earbuds. These new PlayStation-branded earbuds represent a step forward in the field of gaming accessories.
Characteristics and future expectations of the Earbuds
The Earbuds are designed for use via Bluetooth with the PlayStation 5 and PC. Sony has not yet revealed details about the price and launch date, but assures that more information will be provided in the near future.