Project Q is real, and it’s coming soon, the company confirmed during today’s PlayStation Showcase event. Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, confirmed the upcoming handheld’s existence.
“Later this year, we will launch a dedicated device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over WiFi,” the exec noted as the event wrapped up. “Known internally as ‘Project Q’, it has an 8-inch HD screen and all the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller. We look forward to sharing more details in the near future.”
In truth, the device is a PlayStation controller with an eight-inch screen sandwiched in the middle. It’s a break from more traditional handhelds, to say the least. In fact, it shares more design features with the recently announced (yesterday) Backbone One PlayStation Edition smartphone controller.
The device is the latest in a long line of cloud gaming systems, and a clear vote of confidence from Sony in the future of remote gaming.
The screen has 1080p resolution, with 60fps playback, streamed directly from the user’s PlayStation 5. The controller, meanwhile, brings all the features of the DualSense, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
“It also highlights the tremendous popularity and power of the PS5 as the global development community rallies to push its advanced capabilities to the limit,” Ryan said after the event. We’re investing heavily in the future with innovative best-in-class hardware like PlayStation VR2 and the recently unveiled Project Q, and our expansion into PC, mobile and live service gaming is changing how we enjoy our content Where else can it be taken?
More details — including pricing — coming soon.