Sony has announced a portable console designed to play PlayStation 5 by streaming via Wi-Fi connection. The device has been presented during the PlayStation Showcase digital event, has the code name of Project Q and is expected to go on sale at the end of 2023.
“Later this year we will be launching a dedicated device that will allow you to stream any game on your PS5 using WiFi Remote Play,” said Jim Ryan, CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Sony has detailed that the device has an 8-inch screen capable of reaching a resolution of 1080p and up to 60 images per second. It also has all the buttons and features of the PS5 DualSense wireless controller, including haptic vibration.
Judging by the information that Sony has provided, to play a game on this device it will be necessary to have it installed on the PS5 itself. However, it is not yet clear if it will be possible to play outdoors via mobile connection.
Waiting to know more details about the device, Project Q is more like a controller with a screen than an independent console as such. In fact, the concept behind the product might be reminiscent of the recently released Backbone One PlayStation Edition mobile controller.
The Japanese company affirms that in the coming months it will give more details about this device.