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All our burning questions about PlayStation's Project Q

All our burning questions about PlayStation's Project Q

On Wednesday, Sony announced its weirdest gadget in a while: Project Q, a handheld device designed solely for playing games streamed from your PS5. It's basically an 8-inch LCD screen with two pieces of DualSense grafted to the side, and it'll be able to play games at up to 1080p and 60fps from your PS5 via Remote Play over Wi-Fi. It is scheduled to launch later this year.

Sony told a lot about this device during its PlayStation Showcase. If you're like The Verge's newsroom, you may still have plenty of questions, so we've jotted down a few. (Some are less severe than others.) And tell us your questions in the comments!

  • When will it be out? (Reportedly November, but we want the official word.)
  • how much will it cost?
  • How long is the battery life?
  • Which processor is in it? Can it run Android?
  • Will there be a cellular option? And will it be AT&T exclusive?
  • Do you promise not to use the words "stream" or "deck" when naming it? Elgato is already bad enough.
  • How can you possibly compete (with a $99 gamepad for your phone / $200 Android handheld / $400 Steam deck / literally plugging the DualSense into a laptop) if all it does is stream PS5 games, and Can they all do this?
  • Why part with Backbone on two mobile controllers if you're going to build it?
  • Does it use any special technology to make Remote Play work more smoothly? Maybe leave the router on the PS5 with Wi-Fi Direct on?
  • Can you wire it with USB-C to PS5 for less lag? If you tell me that's stupid, have you heard of something called PSVR 2?
  • How long until someone makes a Vita emulator for this?
  • Will it be able to play any cloud games?
  • Why is it so ugly?
  • Where did the DualSense's touchpad go? Does this mean that I have to touch the screen instead?
  • How did you settle on an 8-inch screen at a time when every other handheld has standardized on a 7-inch screen as the sweet spot?
  • Can a developer choose to use the device for second-screen features?
  • Does this sheikha work as slate? How about a Purah pad?
  • Can Project Q be used in place of another controller for local multiplayer games?
  • What happens when you stick drift? (Padme meme: You're going to be using a Hall Effect joystick, right? Right?)
  • Will it have a dock?
  • Is there media playback support? Or support for apps like Twitch and YouTube?
  • Is this PlayStation's Wii U moment?
  • Wii U. Wii U. Wii U. Sorry, enjoy saying it out loud.
  • Will it do anything other than stream PS5 games?
  • Are You Launching the Next PlayStation Amiibos? Can you make one for Astro's playroom, please?
  • Does Q mean life?
  • Does it have a headphone jack?

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