Sony’s PlayStation 2023 Showcase was held on May 24th at 4 pm EST. It gave us a glimpse of upcoming AAA titles as well as fresh indie games. While most of the attention revolved around Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake, not many expected an announcement for a new gaming accessory.
Sony confirmed the new PlayStation handheld device, which has a working title of “Project Q,” during the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event. Players can stream games onto it directly from their PlayStation 5 using Remote Play.
Project Q has an 8-inch HD display screen and will feature all the buttons on PS5’s DualSense controller. Sony CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed that the Project Q is only a supporting device for the PlayStation 5.
Sony also revealed the first official PlayStation-branded gaming earbuds. These can be connected to PS5 consoles, PCs and smartphones via Bluetooth. The earbuds will offer high quality audio during gameplay by delivering lossless audio carried at a lower latency.
With many major games queued up for PlayStation, the Project Q announcement surely comes as a surprise. However, its existence was first spotted back in April. Apparently, the device was initially titled “Q Lite.” Its purpose is to serve as a PlayStation Remote Play device meant for streaming games.
Since the Project Q is only a PlayStation accessory, it would be in vain to expect a device similar to the PlayStation Portable or Vita. Sony is expected to release more details in the coming months. Hopefully, we can see the device in action soon.
Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. The company operates as one of the most comprehensive media companies on the planet and also holds the distinctions of being the largest video game console company and the second largest video game publisher in the world.
Its gaming and network services arm Sony Interactive Entertainment (formerly Sony Computer Entertainment) is best known for producing the popular line of PlayStation consoles.