Wednesday, June 7, 2023

You Can’t Use the New “Console” Without a PS5

After some rumours, PlayStation has made it official that they are working on a dedicated device for streaming games from PS5. It doesn’t have an official name yet, but is codenamed Project Q.

Looking at a portable screen with DualSense controllers attached to the sides, you might think it’s a portable console or one you can take your games with you wherever you go, like the Nintendo Switch, but it’s not.

Project Q, the dedicated device for streaming from PS5

The PlayStation Project Q proposal aims to introduce a function that we have already seen in Sony consoles since the days of the PS3 and which can currently be done with the PS app on other devices such as laptops, phones or tablets.

That being said, you can’t use it without a PS5, the console is where the games are installed and must be running in order to be streamed to the handheld.

So, what’s the difference from streaming on a cell phone or tablet?

We still don’t have many hardware details, but the main difference is that its controls have the same features we have on the DualSense: haptic vibrations and adaptive triggers. Its screen supports up to 60 frames per second, something that can benefit your gaming sessions from afar.

The difference with Project Q versus streaming to another device is that it’s a dedicated device, but the function is exactly the same.

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That said, the Project Q is a device that’s more like a portable console with a screen to control. Ideal for playing at home when you can’t or don’t want to have it on a TV, but always dependent on the PS5 where the games are installed.

In short, it is not a fully autonomous device.

When you have a good internet connection, it may be possible to play outdoors, uploading at home and downloading wherever you are, as is always the case with PlayStation Remote Play.

It was not announced that it will have a mobile connection to use it where you do not have Wi-Fi internet, apparently that function has not been considered. It is also unclear whether it will be possible to access games directly from the cloud – in countries where PlayStation Plus allows it – without connecting to the PS5; It doesn’t even seem likely.

In summary, it is not a fully autonomous device, and perhaps its price will be decisive when players decide whether it is a good idea to pay for a dedicated device or whether it is better to continue using the Remote Play function on the devices with which they have previously played. Already at home and this already allows to enjoy this function without any problems.

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