A rumor suggests that the new game station The handheld, internally called Project Q, will launch in November 2023. Sony revealed a bunch of games at the latest PlayStation event, with first-party and third-party studios announcing projects that people are looking forward to.
Sony also announced two new accessories for the PS5 at this show in the form of a handleable device titled Project Q and PlayStation headsets. Project Q boasts an 8-inch HD display, while also offering the unique features of the DualSense wireless controller. Fans should note that this device will allow you to play your PS5 games via online streaming, as it doesn’t run the titles natively. Sony confirmed that it will be sharing more information about Project Q in the near future, but it appears that its tentative release date has been leaked.
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As revealed by Tom Henderson, the new PlayStation handheld will launch in mid-to-late November 2023. Insider Gaming originally leaked a new PlayStation handheld in April 2023 with more information about the hardware, stating that Project Q will display games at 1080p resolution. with a target frame rate of 60 FPS. Furthermore, it correctly revealed that the final Project Q design is similar to the DualSense controller with a display attached, which matches the design revealed by Sony. While Tom Henderson has successfully leaked information in the past, fans should take all rumors with a grain of salt and wait for an official announcement.
A mid to late November release date for PlayStation’s Project Q seems very likely, as it would result in this device launching around Black Friday. The asking price of Project Q will be interesting to see, and it may not be that expensive due to the lack of hardware capable of running games natively. Gamers interested in playing PS5 titles via Remote Play can also check out the PS5 Backbone One controller for Android devices, priced at $99.99.
Project Q isn’t the only PlayStation hardware currently in the works, as Insider Gaming has also leaked that Sony plans to release a revised PS5 console with a removable disk drive. This device is rumored to replace both of the PS5 SKUs available on the market, and gamers interested in purchasing physical games have the option to purchase a removable drive. According to Tom Henderson, a PS5 Pro is also in development, though fans probably won’t find out for some time.