Sources have stated that PlayStation is working on launching a new handheld. According to Insider Gaming, Sony is developing new hardware which has to be coupled with PlayStation 5. The handheld has been codenamed, Q Lite. However, if you are imagining the Q Lite to be a successor of the PS Vita, the device may not be how you are expecting it to be. The Q Lite of Sony has been designed in a way so that it can primarily function with the PS5.
With the help of this device, players will be able to stream games from the console over the Internet. However, Insider Gaming also states that the Q Lite handheld can’t be used for cloud streaming, unlike Logitech’s G Cloud, which Android powers. However, it can be used as a Remote Play, a feature Sony has been trying to promote. Therefore, the handheld will need a constant and stable internet connection to function properly.
Speaking of the hardware and its build, the Sonly Q Lite will have an 8-inch LCD touchscreen. The screen can facilitate 60 fps gaming, that too at 1080p. The handheld will also have adaptive triggers akin to those present on the DualSense controller of PS5. Although it may be a pricey option, Sony is known for its excellent hardware skills. The company is known not only for the DualSense controller but two other previous handhelds- the original PSP and Vita are also Sony products. Therefore, Sony’s ability to make hardware is definitely more trustworthy as compared to other brands like Logitech.
However, the limitations associated with using this device are disappointing for gamers. The phrases “always connected to the internet” and the fact that it will require a PlayStation 5 are major turn-offs for gamers because nobody is fond of restricted gaming! The high price of the handheld can also be subject to a cold response from the audience.
According to Henderson, the handheld is likely to be launched in 2024, along with some other Sony accessories such as a redesigned version of the PS5 console, a disc drive that can be detached, and some other accessories like a PlayStation branded headset and wireless earphones. Nevertheless, there has been no official announcement from Sony regarding this new handheld device, so at this point, this news can be considered a rumor.
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