In a recent Playstation Showcase, Jim Ryan confirmed something that insider Tom Henderson had revealed several months ago – Project Q. This new gaming device is designed exclusively for streaming PS5 titles from a console via wifi.

Scheduled for release later this year, signs indicate that there may be a significant drawback – battery life. According to Henderson’s latest article, the battery life is estimated to be only three to four hours.

“Prepare yourselves, because Insider Gaming understands that the Project Q battery life will be around 3-4 hours. Yup, you read that right. At least Project Q is on brand with the DualSense having a short battery life, I guess. If the retail version of Project Q does indeed have a 3-4 hour battery life, then the handheld might be a hard sell for Sony. Already people are skeptical of its success, with the handheld only being used with Remote Play.”

This news comes as Sony aims to expand its gaming ecosystem by introducing a portable solution for PS5 gaming enthusiasts. Project Q promises the convenience of playing PS5 titles on the go, utilizing wifi connectivity to stream games directly from the console. However, concerns arise regarding its battery longevity.

Insider Gaming reveals insider information indicating that Project Q’s battery life is anticipated to be a mere three to four hours. This revelation aligns with the criticism received by the DualSense controller, which also suffers from a short battery life. Should the retail version of Project Q indeed offer such limited playtime, Sony may face challenges in garnering consumer interest. Skepticism has already emerged surrounding the device’s potential success, as it primarily relies on Remote Play.

As gamers eagerly await the launch of Project Q, Sony will undoubtedly be under scrutiny to address the battery life concerns and deliver a compelling portable gaming experience.