The news that Sony reportedly has some kind of Remote Play-focused handheld in development has us all in something of a tizzy. Obviously, as die-hard PlayStation fans, we all want to see the PS Vita live again, but this 'Q Lite' does not appear to be designed to fill that gap. Regardless, some fans couldn't help but imagine what such a device might look like, which is where this fantastic mock-up from TCMFGames on Twitter comes in:
It has the essentials we would hope to see, like Haptic support and Adaptive Triggers, DualSense-style buttons, and HD visuals. Just throw some Vita branding on that bad boy, maybe include an OLED option, and we’d be good to go. Does it come in black?
Where are you at with the idea of Sony getting back into the handheld game? Is it a dream come true or a real monkey-paw curse situation? Let us know in the comments section below.
A WiiU style GamePad for the PS5 would be amazing as I usually can't get time with the TV outside of weekends and Remote play on my phone with my Razr Kishii is so/so.
If it has the ability to download digital ps5 and ps4 games. It could be a great companion for the ps5
If it's cheap enough I'll get it
2 years ago I would grab it with all my fingers... Now, well, I have Switch. The only thing that may convince me to buying "remote play only" handheld is if it works also with PS3, just to clear my PS3 backlog.
Full HD on a screen that size is hilarious. Basically pointless and just puts unnecessary strain on the connection meaning that you’ll be playing an laggy, delayed mess. 720p is more than enough for a streaming device unless you’re playing it through one of those magnifier things you could get for the original Game Boy.
The price has to be low for this to be worth it.
It's basically just a screen and a controller in one.
Wish the switch was compatible. :/
I'm literally the target market for such a device, and I stand alone in that, and I wouldn't pay a bottle cap for the unholy brick pictured above 😂
@nessisonett Do not dis the magnifier. The magnifier is the best accessory ever. I've wanted one for switch since launch! 😆
@nessisonett That’s not true, as the size is offset by how close you’re holding it to your eyes. The closer it is the more pixels you need to replicate the same apparent image quality. Ideal pixel density for a mobile device would be 300+ ppi and depending on the screen size that would likely be around 1080p for this device.
The battery life on a mobile device with haptics etc could be problematic, as the dual sence battery life is terrible already. And I hate the triggers, so they really are not needed or wanted on this device personally
No OLED, no buy. They'll probably put a crappy IPS display with no local dimming because of the small size. Hope I'm wrong, though.
It sounds very similar to this Logitech device in concept
If it's under 150€ perhaps. Need a replacement for my dualsense since it's drifting already. Not a fan of the dualsense, first Sony Controller that causes problems and has a battery life comparable to narcolepsy.
Yeah I too envisioned a Switch OLED but with Dualsense controller halves either side of the screen too.
For me the screen would have to be at least as big as that though, I can't be bothered played PS5 games on tiddly phone screens.
As someone who still plays their Vita, Sony need to make a proper Vita successor!! Remote play only would be garbage!!
@djlard Are you describing the Vita? Couldn't that remote play on the PS3?
@sanderson72 PSP can remote play PS3, but is hellishly laggy.
Needs to be £199 or less but I'm pretty much in regardless.
I personally wouldn't be playing AAA games on it, more things like FF Pixel remasters, on the go, with trophies.
@nessisonett What's hilarious you have been on fire for years and still haven't stopped dropped and roll to put it out. Lol
@tameshiyaku Dual sense controllers are amazing. I nor none my friends have had any issues. I have not heard it wide spread either. It's a small isolated thing. Switch has more issues with drift. I have 5 controllers 3 are from December 2020. It depends on how you take care of your controllers. Most people throw their controllers down. Just abuse them. They put them on the couch or floor resting on the analog sticks. User irresponsibility is also to blame. I doubt you are properly storing your controllers most people don't. People rage quit throw the controllers then make comments saying oh mine has stick drift.
Thing is, Sony could easily partner up with one of these upcoming handheld manufacturers and give us the proper PSP3 we're all hoping for.
The sticking point would be that they'd have to develop games (and get 3rd parties involved) to support it so we don't end up with another Vita situation. And given Sony's complete lack of ability to support its PS5 with a raft of exclusive titles, I think it'd be in trouble.
Switch succeeds because Nintendo are fully behind it and keep remastering the previous gen games to make them more shiny on the Switch (might be a bit cruel) and people keep giving them money for it. Sony are (unfortunately) getting to be the masters of remasters so they should be onboard with this "flog it again" idea for a handheld. Unfortunately, I don't Ryan et al have the vision necessary.
I would buy it
Make a Handheld where I can play my games natively otherwise I'm just not interested. This will be dead on arrival if they go ahead with it so how nice it looks doesn't matter at all.
I'm just imagining a Switch. Thing has been out for 6 years and sold what, over 100 mil, what the heck else am I supposed to imagine? 🤷
I've been saying Sony needs a handheld for years now, even if only for streaming, and you all just mock me, so if this gets released I'll be laughing at you all, just so you know.😂
Edit: I just got back from being away for a week with family basically ignoring the internet so I see I've missed a lot. Anyway, here's the article from 6 (SIX) years ago I referenced earlier. I stand by my comment #4. Though if Sony releases this ONLY for PS5 "remote play" and not actual cloud streaming, what are they even doing?
this device will be no different than a cellphone with a backbone controller attachment pretty much, except perhaps more polished and intuitive with the UI/OS. it is a hard sell for this reason. but since when were people interested in remote play and cloud streaming? i find it strange that there is some buzz for a product that cannot play games natively. being tied to a cellular or WIFI connection, which will have severe input lag at that, just isn't ideal for a handheld device. i think sony would have a success on its hands if it makes a device that can play the entire ps4 digital catalogue natively (unlikely unless they have a way to automate the porting process). perhaps if the hardware specs of this future handheld matched that of the ps4, all ps4 games could run on it natively and with little porting work required. ps5 games on the other hand would need to be streaming only which is a fair compromise, unless a dev makes a specific handheld variant of their game (optional).
Sony if you haven't considered this please LISTEN:
The only way you are going to make this product stick - above and beyond what is already offered for remote play - is by giving it its own internal SSD that can download at least a few games from one's Playstation collection of games. This would allow offline play for PS4 and PS5 games!
If you can DO THAT... then it might just be the game changer in the Remote Play market
@Don_Corleone I treat my controllers well and never had a problem with any previous generation of Sony controllers and I don't get people who toss them around.. Stick drift is due to the parts they use in manufacturing. Also had it happen to me twice with joy cons, but at least there it's easy and cheap to replace yourself. Companies generally cut on quality and don't build things "the way they used to". It's simply planned obsolescence.
I can’t imagine shelling out for a remote play only device — it just won’t be priced competitively with either Steam Deck or Switch or their Backbone One phone controller adapter. Imo make a PSP2 or don’t bother.
I still have zero interest in handheld/portable gaming, would rather save my money for a hypothetical PS5 Pro.
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