PlayStation confirms Undertaking Q coming later this 12 months

PlayStation Q next to a PS5

TL;DR

  • PlayStation confirmed throughout that it’s engaged on a handheld gadget codenamed Undertaking Q.
  • Undertaking Q will enable customers to stream the video games on their PS5 through PS Distant Play.
  • The gadget is scheduled to launch later this 12 months.

PlayStation has had some historical past with handheld gadgets through the years. There was the PlayStation Transportable (PSP), PSP Go, and at last the PlayStation Vita. Nevertheless, it has been a decade since its final try. However PlayStation is dipping its toe into the water once more with Undertaking Q.

A month in the past, it was rumored that PlayStation was engaged on a brand new handheld gadget codenamed Undertaking Q. Proper earlier than the top of PlayStation’s hour lengthy showcase on Wednesday, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Leisure Jim Ryan formally confirmed the existence of Undertaking Q.

In the event you had been hoping that it will be a successor to the PS Vita, you’ll be disillusioned. As a substitute, it’s a streaming gadget that lets the person play the video games saved on their PS5 through Distant Play and a Wi-Fi connection.

Take a sneak peek at new equipment revealed at at present’s Showcase — the Undertaking Q gadget for taking part in video games put in in your PS5 and streamed over WiFi, plus our first official wi-fi earbuds providing lossless audio on PS5 and PC.

“We’re launching a devoted gadget to allow you to stream any recreation out of your PS5 console utilizing Distant Play over Wi-Fi,” stated Ryan. “Internally often known as ‘Undertaking Q,’ it has an 8-inch HD display and all the buttons and options of the DualSense wi-fi controller.”

That 8-inch display is an LCD show with a decision of 1080p and body price of 60fps. The gadget is scheduled to reach someday later this 12 months. Being a companion gadget, reasonably than a devoted console like a Steam Deck, you’ll solely have the ability to play the video games saved and put in in your PS5.

There aren’t a complete lot of particulars on the market but in regards to the gadget, so it’s arduous to inform if this would supply any additional profit over merely utilizing Distant Play in your telephone. Nevertheless, it does tip Sony’s hand as to its latest push into cloud gaming, which it started hiring for 22 roles associated to cloud gaming tech final month.