During the recent PlayStation Showcase, Sony Interactive Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Group Corp SONY, revealed a new game streaming device, along with a pair of wireless earbuds specifically designed for gaming.
The game streaming device, known as Project Q, has been a topic of speculation for some time now. It has an 8-inch display and incorporates controller add-ons on both edges, mirroring the design of the DualSense controller but substituting the touchpad with a screen.
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Sony also introduced gaming earbuds to make Project Q more portable. Although there aren’t many details available yet, we do know that these earbuds will work with both the PS5 and PC.
While some fans were hoping for a Sony competitor to the Nintendo Switch, the newly unveiled device may not fulfill those expectations. Sony clarified that it is primarily intended for streaming games from a PS5 to a handheld screen, rather than offering native gameplay like the Switch.
Although the official release of the new PlayStation handheld has not been disclosed yet, a rumor suggested the 8-inch device will hit the shelves in November.
The claim was put forth by Tom Henderson, a specializing reporter who previously provided detailed insights into Sony’s Project Q handheld.
Henderson took to Twitter on Thursday to share the information, stating, “Currently scheduled to release mid-late November 2023.”
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