The PSP and PS Vita are two portable video game consoles that we all love a lot but have unfortunately been forgotten about.
Project Q has been announced, a new form of gaming with a lot of potential.
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Surely most of us fondly remember what the PSP and PS Vita were, devices that Sony developed in 2004 and 2011, respectively, but unfortunately, over the years these two consoles were losing prominence and with it, support from the Japanese company.
However, they have recently presented Project Q, an interesting bet that will surely attract the attention of more than one. This new bet from Sony is not really a video game console itself, rather it is a cloud game streaming device.
What is Project Q?
It’s about a new device that will work exclusively with internet connection, with an 8-inch touch screen on which all the content stored in our PlayStation account will be played. This means that you will be able to access both your latest purchases on your PS4 and PS5, as well as the entire PlayStation Plus catalog, which includes the PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, etc. games that marked our childhood for the better.
The display will be limited to 1080pand we believe that in addition to Wi-Fi connection, it will also allow the possibility of connecting a mobile data plan, in this way you will be able to enjoy your games in case you are not near a good Wi-Fi that allows us to move without lag and with perfect sound and image quality.
On the other hand, as for the controls, we know that they will be just like a PS5 DualSense, and according to the CEO of Sony, Jim Ryan, the feeling will be exactly the same that we would have as if we were playing with the console from the sofa in our apartment.
How much will Project Q cost?
From what has been discovered, the price will be around 250 to 300 euros. Something that may seem quite expensive if it is only a device that streams, however, it is not surprising, since it would be a price quite similar to other models with similar characteristics, such as the Steam Deck or the recent Logitech G Cloud.
Project Q release date
Really Sony has not given too many clarifications in its eventalthough they have revealed some details that allow us to infer the urgency to narrow the crack that they have allowed to grow during the last two years: allow players to continue with their games while they are away from home.
With the arrival on the market of the Asus Rog Ally, the Steam Deck in 2022, the Logitech G Cloud a couple of months ago and with the strong rumors of a new cloud device for Xbox Game Pass From Microsoft, all this pressure is likely to see the console arrive around November 2023, something that would make sense if Sony is looking to release a new PS5 model, such as a Slim or Pro version.
What would be the technical specifications of Project Q
As we have mentioned before, we know that the screen will have a 1080p resolution with a refresh rate of 60 fps. Inside we will find 4GB of RAM memory and a SoC that could be considerably less powerful than your Wi-Fi gaming antenna, probably a Snapdragon 720G like the Logitech G Cloud, although nothing is confirmed.
What we do know is that the screen will be 8”, according to what Henderson has stated. While rumors speak of a LCD technology of a lifetime with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
In case your integrated chip is compatible with Wi-Fi 6E connections to take image quality to another level, they are almost ready, especially considering that the PS5 is compatible with Wi-Fi 6.
An old but improved technology?
Sony’s strategy on streaming gaming is nothing new, in fact, the PS4 already offered the possibility of accessing games in the cloud since its launch, allowing you to enjoy the games from the screen of a PS Vita.
However, they did not squeeze this technology as much as many wanted. But with the arrival of the PS5, and especially with Project Q, it seems that the Japanese are now determined to do it as God intended.
Even so we must wait to know how they will implement this game in the cloud. If it will be in the same way as we can currently do from our mobile or computer, or if, on the contrary, they will allow all purchases to be available wherever we are, without having to connect to the PS5 at home.
Although we do not have much idea in relation to it, what we can clearly see is that Sony is determined to create a new strategy and thus a new PlayStation has emerged with this specific purpose. Something that was sorely needed, especially if we see how Microsoft takes its Xbox Cloud Gaming.
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