PlayStation officially unveils brand-new console
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Well, the PlayStation Showcase has drawn to a close and there was indeed a hardware announcement, although it’s certainly not the detachable disc drive redesigned PS5 console that insiders have been teasing for months. Instead, PlayStation are re-entering the handheld console market.
Let’s recap on some of the night’s most exciting reveals. Just as we suspected, we finally got a gameplay trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The folks over at Insomniac Games have been very sneaky indeed keeping that Kraven The Hunter villain reveal from us. I am incredibly hyped. The gameplay looks stellar, even if we are still missing a release date. We also got our first look at Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s gameplay (an unexpected surprise), and the long-rumoured remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 was also finally confirmed. It did take me a long time to work out where the dead frog trailer was going. Let’s hop back to that hardware news though. Project Q is on the way.
Take a look at Marvel's Spider-Man 2 in action below.
Project Q is PlayStation’s newest handheld device that’ll allow you to play your favourite titles via PS5 Remote Play. Aesthetically and in terms of functionality, it’s like a cross between a Nintendo Switch and a DualSense controller. The device features a large tablet-like screen flanked by two halves of a DualSense remote, meaning you can enjoy all the capabilities of a DualSense controller on the go.
Describing the device, Sony boss Jim Ryan said, “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. 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."
Seeing as he noted it’s ‘internally’ called the Project Q, I’m imagining we’ll get a new snazzy name soon enough. As he notes, we also don’t have a release date - only the promise of “later this year”. I can see this product quickly becoming a must-have for PlayStation fans though. I know I certainly want one.