PlayStation Q next to a PS5


  • PlayStation confirmed throughout that it’s engaged on a handheld machine codenamed Mission Q.
  • Mission Q will permit customers to stream the video games on their PS5 by way of PS Distant Play.
  • The machine is scheduled to launch later this 12 months.

PlayStation has had some historical past with handheld gadgets through the years. There was the PlayStation Moveable (PSP), PSP Go, and eventually the PlayStation Vita. Nonetheless, it has been a decade since its final try. However PlayStation is dipping its toe into the water once more with Mission Q.

A month in the past, it was rumored that PlayStation was engaged on a brand new handheld machine codenamed Mission Q. Proper earlier than the tip of PlayStation’s hour lengthy showcase on Wednesday, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Leisure Jim Ryan formally confirmed the existence of Mission Q.

In the event you had been hoping that it will be a successor to the PS Vita, you’ll be upset. As an alternative, it’s a streaming machine that lets the person play the video games saved on their PS5 by way of Distant Play and a Wi-Fi connection.

Take a sneak peek at new equipment revealed at at the moment’s Showcase — the Mission Q machine for taking part in video games put in in your PS5 and streamed over WiFi, plus our first official wi-fi earbuds providing lossless audio on PS5 and PC.

“We’re launching a devoted machine to allow you to stream any recreation out of your PS5 console utilizing Distant Play over Wi-Fi,” stated Ryan. “Internally often known as ‘Mission Q,’ it has an 8-inch HD display screen and all the buttons and options of the DualSense wi-fi controller.”

That 8-inch display screen is an LCD show with a decision of 1080p and body price of 60fps. The machine is scheduled to reach someday later this 12 months. Being a companion machine, fairly than a devoted console like a Steam Deck, you’ll solely have the ability to play the video games saved and put in in your PS5.

There aren’t an entire lot of particulars on the market but concerning the machine, so it’s exhausting to inform if this would supply any additional profit over merely utilizing Distant Play in your telephone. Nonetheless, it does tip Sony’s hand as to its current push into cloud gaming, which it started hiring for 22 roles associated to cloud gaming tech final month.