What we know so far about Sony’s rumored PlayStation Q Lite
Rumors started surfacing on website Insider-gaming that Sony have been working on a new portable console. Nicknamed project Q-Lite, the handheld would allegedly require the PS5.
Rumored PlayStation portable will require a PS5
The device would apparently use “Remote Play”, a functionality of the PS4/PS5 that lets you access your living room console from any computer (or a PS Vita for the PS4) with the appropriate app. It appears the Q-Lite device would be a dedicated “Remote Play” screen and controller. This would of course require constant internet connectivity, although the reports are not saying if the device will have a 4G/5G Chip or will be Wi-fi only.
In any case, this doesn’t appear to be a Steam Deck or a Nintendo Switch killer, but rather, a PS5 accessory that would let you play from your
Insider Gaming report that early prototypes show the console will look a lot like a PlayStation 5 controller, but with a massive 8-inch LCD touchscreen in the center.
Furthermore, the website claims that the Handheld device would get a release date after the detachable BluRay drive PS5, but before the rumored PS5 Pro.
The rumor is “confirmed” by gaming Journalist Jeff Grubb, who says:
I see the reports about a potential Vita 2, and I would definitely scope down those expectations. I’ve only ever heard about a cloud-streaming handheld.
Gsmarena allege that the Q-Lite will feature adaptive triggers, speakers, volume buttons and a 3.5mm audio jack. The screen will support 1080p resolution at 60fps.
Project Q-Lite. Not a Vita 2, more like a Gimmick?
Looking at early comments, based on those rumors, in social media, a device like the Q-Lite might be a hard pass for most gaming enthusiasts.
If the rumors are true, I’m having a hard time understanding the audience for that kind of product. I’m assuming that for the “right” price, some people might take the plunge, but if we’re being realistic here, I don’t see this selling for less than $200. With a Nintendo Switch available for $300, and a full-fledged Steam Deck for $399, the Q-lite might be doomed from the start unless it either sells at a very low price, or is much more feature complete than the rumors are saying.
Again, these are mostly rumors, with in particular lots of speculation on the actual features of this product, so let’s wait and see.
Only chance this has if it sells for below 100$ and also functions as a normal PS5 controller when need be.
No Sony, F U. After killing Vita without reason, you don`t deserve trust and respect anymore.
Wrong. Blame on 3rd party failed for Vita. Not Sony, you silly.
Also, first! Bitchez!
Look again you *** idiot
Its going to need BC with Vita or its dead before its even released.
Your phone can do remote play so why buy another device? Just buy a controller addon and save hundreds of dollars as this will be way overpriced for what it sounds like its going to be.
Its a few days late to be speaking about it. Sounds like a stupid joke but aprils fools us past. Still, this sounds like a late aprils fools joke. Sounds like a pathetic useless piece of *** from $ony that will fail bigtime.
Ps4 has remote play with phones and vita and steam deck. Ps5 has remote play with phone and steam deck. It needs vita support but $ony are too stupid to give it support.
Instead they will release this *** device.
Ill keep using my steam deck instead.
ps vita >all hanthelts
yes, except DS, 3DS and Switch.. cannot handle those. But the Vita is gorgeous.
Jeff Grub is a complete and utter idiot and the gaming community continues to prove itself double digit IQ by listening to him. He touted Xbox Live was going free literally leading up to them announcing a price hike.
You might be right. However in this case he was just a confirming voice for a rumor that was heard by another site. So…maybe he’s not wrong this time? Not sure.
Nintendo has tried this a decade ago with Wii-U, and it didn’t work out then. What makes Sony think they will succeed now?
Most people probably already have a mobile device to use PS4/5 remote play and there are plenty of controller add-ons to attach to many smart phones.
For me I want a stand alone portable that isn’t tethered to the internet like the Switch (excluding cloud only games). Even a portable PS4 that can play PS4 games but lower quality that doesn’t require the internet or a PS4/5 to be always on.
We need a psvita 2, not this bs stream goat. Also FIRST
This is self checkmate. Imagine breaking the ps5’s security and being able to show it to others via stream à-la-5.05 where you don’t need to have a memory stick like 9.00 to corrupt the stack or whatever … Rather lazy for them not to design another wall for hackers to break and feed on our wallets while they’re at it. MONEY/SECURITY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. I guess they’re tired of cat & mouse games. If we break the ps5 they’ll find a fix. If we break both it’s harder for them to deal with it. Remember, the security on PSP was ***. On 1.00 could run unsigned code because of lack of certificate signing !
I’ll bite if it’s $150 or less and it has a really good screen, especially if it can be modded or can do Android stuff out of the box (but that’s being really hopeful)
Why would I like a very limited device like this? It should be a full-featured portable game console which can run 3A games.
Sony continues to absent-mindedly sell themselves short on blunder after blunder, so many choices that killed the vita, so many choices that undercut the 5’s necessity, now they want to have the steam deck cake with the stadia fondant. Why?
Either remote play on this device is a supplementary feature or it will be dirt cheap and/or there is something else besides lite…Who knows? Where Sony starts common sense ends. I ain’t buying if it ain’t standalone.
If they still insist to have their proprietary charging port or memory card, it will be a dead on arrival project for sure.
It’s disappointing trash, I know that.
I wish it comes with a micro hdmi input
Remote Play and Cloud streaming ? What useless. I hope it is not true and again it is only rumor. The rumor is always misleading and confusion. I will wait for Sony’s actually source someday.
I love my portable PS hardware but Sony has squandered any goodwill I had. Tied to console, ooof, streaming seeming like the only option, bigger ooof.
Long Live The Deck!
To quote James Rolfe: What were they thinking?