Following reports that Sony will be announcing a PlayStation handheld of sorts, Sony has made the announcement official with Project Q at its PlayStation Showcase.
“We will launch a dedicated device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over Wi-Fi,” Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said.
Confirming previous rumors, Project Q is designed to stream your PlayStation 5 games on a handheld device. The device itself has an 8-inch HD display that can run games at 1080p at 60FPS and has all the buttons and features of your typical DualSense Controller. According to Sony’s press release, Project Q will also have adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to complete the package.
Unlike the Steam Deck or the ROG Ally, Project Q will only play games that are installed on your PlayStation 5. That being said, Project Q is meant to be used as a companion to your PlayStation 5 and is mainly intended for cloud gaming.
Save for those details, Sony did not give more details about Project Q, like if you can stream games outside your house with Remote Play, or what are the internals powering it. We expect to know more about it once Sony makes it available later this year.