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New PlayStation handheld console device reveals pricing

New PlayStation handheld console device reveals pricing

Pricing has been unveiled for PlayStation's new handheld console device Project Q by none other than Microsoft.

The gaming summer showcase season has finally drawn to a close, for now at least. We do have Gamescom’s Opening Night Live towards the end of August. Between the PlayStation Showcase, Summer Game Fest, Xbox Showcase, Ubisoft Forward, and the recent Nintendo Direct, we were treated to some pretty great reveals.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Starfield were the big hitters that many were hoping to see. We got our first glimpse at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s gameplay, plus that coveted release date. When it comes to Starfield, Bethesda showcased the enormous Star Map - and teased that New Atlantis is the biggest city they’ve ever built. Elsewhere, there were a couple of major surprises. Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws arguably stole the show with its incredible cinematic trailer and gameplay showcase - and it’s ‘hot’ droid. I think it’s fair to say that fans were expecting more from PlayStation. We received very few first party updates. We did learn about Project Q though, a new console device.

Take a look at the gameplay for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 below.

The handheld device will essentially allow you to play your favourite PlayStation 5 titles on the go via Remote Play, so yes, you’ll need a regular PS5 console in order to use the Project Q device. Both aesthetically and in terms of functionality, Project Q is somewhat of a cross between a Nintendo Switch and DualSense controller. A large tablet-like screen is flanked by two halves of a DualSense controller.

“Innovation is our passion, and that applies to not just what games you play, but how you play them. Later this year we will launch a device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 over Wi-Fi,” Sony boss Jim Ryan said during the initial reveal. “Internally known as Project Q, it has an eight inch HD screen and all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller. We look forward to sharing more information in the near future."

Now, Project Q’s pricing has appeared online thanks to … Microsoft? As reported by Axios’ Stephen Totilo, amid their ongoing trial with the FTC, Microsoft wrote in a document that Sony’s project Q will release “later this year for under $300.” Clearly, we don’t have an exact figure. That statement means it could cost any amount under $300, but I’d expect the device to be nearer the top end. Sony are yet to release further details.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony