It is being reported that a new PlayStation Handheld is in the works by Sony. With the PSP and PS Vita, Sony dominated the handheld console industry. It now appears that the corporation wants to resume producing portable gaming devices. The PlayStation Q Lite handheld device, which is still undergoing QA testing, is described in a recent article.
The caveat is that the new PlayStation Handheld will only function with Sony’s PlayStation Remote Play. The new handheld device is characterized as a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with an 8-inch LCD screen in the middle.
Features of the new PlayStation Handheld
Although the new PlayStation Handheld excites many players, it won’t be able to play games on its own without an internet connection, but it will be able to stream PS5 games. If it will be compatible with other cloud-based gaming platforms is unknown. The Nintendo Wii U GamePad connects to the Wii U via a modified low-latency Wi-Fi protocol and enables you to play your games on a smaller screen as long as you are on the same network as the console. Based on the information provided, Sony’s upcoming PlayStation handheld may be similar to this device.
Adaptive triggers, speakers, volume controls, and a 3.5mm audio jack are all included in Project Q Lite. The display in the new PlayStation Handheld will be 1080p capable at 60 frames per second. After the anticipated PlayStation 5 with a detachable disc drive, which is anticipated in September, and before the PlayStation 5 Pro announcement, which is anticipated for late 2024, Sony is anticipated to release its next handheld gadget.
Remember to take this new Q Lite news with a grain of salt since we haven’t seen any concrete evidence of the two other supposed consoles: Playstation State of Play 2023: Big announcements. Yet it’s a fascinating idea that might be appealing to anyone who lives in a home where several people compete for time in front of the same TV.
That is a difficult case, thus players have recently become interested in figuring out the most affordable hardware for streaming PS5 games. Although Backbone and Razer, among others, provide a variety of reasonably priced phone controller solutions, the thought of playing games made for a TV-sized screen on a 6.1-inch phone screen is unappealing. Also, it seems wasteful to purchase an expensive tablet like an iPad merely to broadcast games.
That leaves more reasonably priced handhelds made specifically for gaming. But none of the present options meet every need. If you only intend to stream games rather than play them locally, purchasing the entire $399 Steam Deck seems like overkill. Streaming-focused rivals like the $349.99 Logitech G Cloud and $359.99 Razer Edge aren’t all that much more expensive. If the Q Mini rumors are true, Sony will have the same pricing issues, and I wouldn’t consider buying one if it cost the same as the Steam Deck.
Nevertheless, putting aside the issue of price for a moment, Sony has the hardware know-how to create a fantastic gaming handheld. This is the same business that produced the superb DualSense controller in addition to the great Vita and original PSP handhelds. Hence, players have more confidence in Sony than in a firm like Logitech to create a gadget with satisfying controls.
The possibility of a new PlayStation Handheld being confined to Sony’s ecosystem is another issue. It would be restrictive to have a device that can only stream games using PS Remote Play while portable devices like the Steam Deck allow both Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming and Steam Remote Play from Valve. But, given that Sony’s other peripherals, such as the InZone gaming monitors and Pulse 3D headset, are cross-platform, it’s not impossible for the Q Lite to be open to competing services.