According to recent reports from Insider Gaming, Sony is working on a new handheld device called Q-Lite. Reports suggest that this new device will differ from the PSP and PSVita as it will primarily focus on Remote Play for the PlayStation 5 console. While there is no official announcement yet, Insider Gaming has a proven track record of reliable leaks in the past.
Design and Features
The Q-Lite device is said to feature adaptive streaming up to 1080p and 60 FPS, but it will always require an active internet connection. However, it is important to note that it requires a consistently active internet connection to function. The prototypes of the device resemble PlayStation 5 controllers, complete with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen in the center.
The Q-Lite will also come equipped with adaptive triggers. It will provide the gaming capability of a handheld PlayStation. It also has standard handheld features like an audio input jack, speakers, and volume control buttons. Sony Q-Lite seems to be an exciting new option for gamers looking for a high-quality streaming experience.
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- Resolution: Up to 1080p
- FPS: Up to 60
- Internet Connection: Always required for use
- Controller Design: Resembles PlayStation 5 controller
- Screen: 8-inch LCD touchscreen in the center
- Triggers: Adaptive
- Additional Features: Audio input jack, speakers, volume control buttons
One notable absence from the Q-Lite device (Handheld PlayStation) is cloud-streaming capability. This seems like a missed opportunity for Sony, as cloud streaming has become increasingly popular recently. With handhelds like the Steam Deck, which offers cloud-streaming capabilities, it’s unclear what the point of a Remote Play-only device would be.
The Q-Lite device, an upcoming handheld gaming device from Sony, has yet to receive an official release date. However, according to Insider Gaming, it is expected to launch after the PlayStation 5 Pro. That is compatible with the detachable disc drive but before the PS5 Pro. Considering Sony’s mixed track record with previous handhelds and the upcoming PS VR2 headset, it will be interesting to see how the company markets the Q-Lite. As gamers eagerly wait for more information on this highly anticipated device, the timing of its release and its unique features will surely be a topic of conversation in the gaming community.
While we must take these reports with a grain of salt until an official announcement comes in, the Q-Lite device sounds underwhelming.