The PlayStation Console companion device that was known as Project Q which we had a sneak peek in May is now officially known as PlayStation Portal Remote Player. For those who don’t already know, PlayStation Portal is NOT a handheld gaming console. It is as the product name suggests, a remote play device that lets you play your PS5 games without being stuck at where the console is.

PlayStation Portal Remote Player

With PlayStation Portal, you also free up the TV for your family members to use while having the privacy of gaming in your favorite corner of your home. I thought that was pretty clever. It connects to your PS5 over your home Wi-Fi, so your favorite has to have good Wi-Fi coverage.

The device has the features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. This means is essentially a DualSense controller that was split in the middle and has an 8-inch 1080p/60 fps LCD screen shoved in between. We got it wrong in our last report saying it was an HD display. We apologize for the mistake. But we have sworn we read that it was HD…

PlayStation Portal Remote Player

There’s another catch with this device. It can only play supported games that are installed on your PS5. If I interpret that correctly, this means disc-based games are out of the question, and also not all games will support remote play features. Not many specs to talk about since it is a remote play device but it is worth noting that this piece of hardware has a 3.5 mm audio jack for wired audio. So I guess it is a yay?

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The PlayStation Portal is set to launch starting November 15, 2023, for US$199.99.

Images: PlayStation.

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