Sony is attempting to get back into the handheld market…sort of. The gaming giant announced during the PlayStation Showcase earlier today Project Q, a handheld streaming device for PS5 games.
Unlike its PSP and PS Vita predecessors, Project Q is not a traditional handheld gaming device. It only streams games, and to play anything, uses must first download the game’s you want to play to your PS5. It is then streamed from your console to the handheld via Wi-Fi.
Project Q isn’t exactly the prettiest of handhelds, but it boast a decent screen size of eight inches. During the Showcase, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said Sony will have more information to share about Project Q in “the near feature.” The device is set to launch later this year.
Sony also unveiled a new set of wireless PlayStation earbuds. Presumably, these earbuds will make it easier to listen to games on Project Q. However, they can connect to the PS5 console itself, or other media device via Bluetooth.