Sony Unveils “Project Q”: An 8-Inch LCD-Screen Controller for PlayStation 5
Sony has announced a groundbreaking development under the internal name “Project Q”: an innovative controller featuring an eight-inch LCD screen capable of displaying games at up to 1080p and 60 frames per second. The controller, revealed during the PlayStation Showcase, will incorporate all the buttons and functionalities of the DualSense controller, including haptic feedback.
However, it’s important to note that in order to play games on the Q controller, they must be installed on a PlayStation 5 console and streamed via Wi-Fi. As such, the Q controller is not intended to compete with the likes of the Steam Deck; instead, it serves as a companion to the console. Details regarding the ability to stream games outside of one’s home or Wi-Fi network were not disclosed.
During the PlayStation Showcase, Jim Ryan, the head of PlayStation, announced, “We will launch a dedicated device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over Wi-Fi. Internally known as ‘Project Q,’ it has an 8-inch HD screen and all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller.” The Q controller is expected to be released sometime this year, although an exact launch date was not provided.