Take a sneak peek at new accessories revealed at today’s Showcase — the Project Q device for playing games installed on your PS5 and streamed over WiFi, plus our first official wireless earbuds offering lossless audio on PS5 and PC.
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The Japanese company confirmed the news during its PlayStation Showcase this week, saying the device is currently in the works. And since there’s still no final product, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan shared it would be called Project Q temporarily. Other details about the product, which is set to launch later this year, were even revealed during the event, making the wait for it more exciting.
“We will launch a dedicated device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over Wi-Fi,” said Ryan. “Internally known as ‘Project Q,’ it has an 8-inch HD screen and all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller.”
The device is expected to have an 8-inch LCD screen with up to 1080p resolution at 60fps. According to the company’s press release, it even includes adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and “all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller.”
However, while the things mentioned sound enticing, it is important to note that Project Q can only be used on games installed on the user’s PS5 console. It is also not meant for playing games via the cloud. In simplest terms, it is just another device where you can play games you already have on your console and not something that can cater to games natively. This sounds quite disappointing since the device looks promising, but there’s still hope that Sony might add it. After all, Sony is one of the biggest gaming cloud companies, so it is not impossible.