Gaming on the go has gotten a lot better in the last year with a host of new handheld devices. Now, Sony may be looking to give PlayStation fans another option. The company is reportedly developing a handheld device called the Q-Lite.
according to wednesday report Insider Gaming’s new handheld will be used to play PS5 games remotely rather than on its own platform with games developed for it.
Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rumors of a new handheld device from Sony have been circulating this week. Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb Tweet On Tuesday, he spoke about Sony’s plans for a follow-up to its last handheld, a PlayStation cloud gaming device it calls the “Vita 2.”
Handheld gaming took a step forward last year thanks in part to the success of Valve’s Steam Deck launch and the Nintendo Switch. Unlike the classic handheld consoles of previous eras, these new devices offer a lot of performance for playing PC games and access to cloud gaming, allowing people to play high-end PC and console games with only a broadband connection. Asus and other companies logitech and Razer have released their own handheld gaming devices to compete with the Steam Deck.
Sony’s last foray into the handheld gaming market was the PlayStation Vita in 2012. The device lasted 7 years and Sony discontinued production in 2019 with no plans for a follow-up product.
PS5 is like PS4 Remote play function, allowing gamers to play PS5 or PS4 on a laptop, computer or mobile phone. Instead of finding some workaround, the new PlayStation handheld will most likely incorporate all the features of the PlayStation DualSense controller, allowing for a more optimized experience for its owner.