PlayStation’s latest console has already a flaw fundamental
PlayStation has announced an entirely new gaming console this week. But fans are quick to note that the device is flawed.
Project Q was announced during the PlayStation Showcase. It is PlayStation’s latest handheld device. The PS5 Remote Play allows users to access their favorite games, just like the Nintendo Switch.
Jim Ryan, Sony’s boss, said that the company was passionate about innovation, which extends to how games are played, as well as what you can play. We will be launching a new device later this year that allows you to stream games from your PS5 via Wi-Fi. It is internally known as Project Q and has an 8-inch HD screen with all the features and buttons of the DualSense Wireless Controller. “We look forward to sharing additional information soon.”
It has a tablet-like display with DualSense Remotes on either side. You can enjoy the new features of controllers like adaptive triggers and haptic feedback while you play handheld. It’s cool but it’s probably the only good thing about consoles.
It didn’t even take long before the web slammed this console. And it is easy to understand why.
If a console needs to be connected to the Internet constantly to work, then it is not a portable console. When I purchase a portable, I would like to play my games while on the move. On the train, I’d like to play Pokémon or Zelda. It’s possible I could be on vacation or camping without access to Wi-Fi. It would still be okay, as I’d have my handheld with me and some games. This should be simple.
I get that there are some people who are thrilled by the idea of Project Q who see it as a way to play their PS5 games while their partners/siblings/parents/whoever are watching TV. Sony must explain to us how the bespoke hardware – which is sure to launch at a high price – differs from a mobile controller purchased by a third party, installed on our phone, that allows streaming of PlayStation 5 games. If not, then I don’t really see the point.