Pricing details on Sony’s forthcoming handheld PlayStation console device have been unveiled.
Gaming summer showcase season has finally concluded for now – at least until Gamescom’s Opening Night Live at the end of August! Thanks to PlayStation Showcase, Summer Game Fest, Xbox Showcase, Ubisoft Forward and recent Nintendo Direct, gamers were treated to some truly great reveals this summer!
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Starfield were two major titles that many were eagerly anticipating at E3. We got our first look at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s gameplay as well as confirmation that its release date would soon follow, while Bethesda debuted its Star Map and teased that New Atlantis was their largest city yet built. Additionally, Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws made quite an impression thanks to an astounding cinematic trailer and gameplay demo as well as featuring their signature hot Droid! Compared with expectations from PlayStation however we only received very limited first party updates as well as learning of Project Q, an all new console device from them both!
Project Q’s handheld device will essentially allow you to enjoy PlayStation 5 titles via Remote Play on-the-go; therefore, to make use of Project Q you will require a regular PlayStation5 console. Visually and functionally speaking, Project Q looks similar to both Nintendo Switch and DualSense controller – with two halves of DualSense sitting adjacent.
“Sony has always prioritized innovation when it comes to gaming and this year we plan on unveiling Project Q,” Sony boss Jim Ryan stated during its initial unveil. This device, internally known as Project Q and equipped with eight inch HD screen as well as all buttons and features of DualSense wireless controller will soon become available for streaming from PS5. Stay tuned as we share more info in due time.”
Microsoft recently provided us with some details regarding Project Q’s pricing online via their ongoing trial with the FTC, reported Axios’ Stephen Totilo. In their document they wrote that Sony will release Project Q “later this year for less than $300”. We don’t yet have an exact figure – that statement implies any cost under $300; I would expect Sony will provide further details in due time.