While the market for portable consoles, or rather hybrids between computers and portable consoles, is in full swing, sony decided… to do something totally different. The Japanese manufacturer has been working for a while on the PlayStation Portal, previously known under the code name Project Q.
A streaming device presented in detail a few days ago, and concretely, the Playstation Portal allows play PS5 titles on a machine with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen over Wi-Fi only, so it is impossible to enjoy it in a totally nomadic way. And the Playstation Portal costs €219.99, it stings. At any rate, sony has confidence, and he announces today that PlayStation Portal will be available from November 15. The opportunity to take stock of the features, with many asterisks:
- Your PS5 in the palm of your hand :
The PlayStation Portal Remote Player gives you access to games on your PS5 console** via your Wi-Fi network*. Game on a sumptuous 8-inch LCD screen capable of displaying 60fps in 1080p*** without a TV.
- Play your game collection :
The PlayStation Portal Remote Player can launch compatible games installed on your PS5 console, including your favorite games on PS5 and PS4**.
- Breathtaking immersion with the features of the DualSense wireless controller :
Feel the incredible immersion of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in compatible games****.
Frequently asked questions about the PlayStation Portal Player Remote :
- Does the PlayStation Portal player remote only work with my Wi-Fi network?
Although your Wi-Fi network is a great option for using the PlayStation Portal remote player because you can control the quality of your Wi-Fi network, it is not required. You can also play with the PlayStation Portal Remote Player anywhere you have access to a high-speed Wi-Fi network with at least 5 Mbps download speed*. For the best experience, we recommend a broadband connection of at least 15 Mbps. If you are using a public Wi-Fi network, note that the quality of the internet connection may be beyond your control and could impact the quality of your gaming experience.
- Do I need a PlayStation Plus subscription to use PlayStation Portal Remote Player and PlayStation Remote Play?
No, to use PlayStation Portal Remote Player and PlayStation Remote Play you do not need a PlayStation Plus** subscription. However, if you are using Remote Play to play a game that requires a PS Plus subscription to access multiplayer, you will need an active subscription to take advantage of the game’s multiplayer features.
- Can another member of my household use the TV my PS5 is connected to while I’m using the PlayStation Portal remote player?
Quite. For example, another member of your household can watch a series or movie on the TV while you use the PlayStation Portal Remote Player to play your favorite compatible games on its sumptuous 8-inch HD screen.
*The PlayStation Portal Remote Player can stream compatible games installed on your PS5 console. The PlayStation Portal remote player requires a high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection of at least 5 Mbps. For the best experience, we recommend a broadband connection of at least 15 Mbps. The quality and connectivity of your gaming experience may vary depending on your network environment. PS5 console and PlayStation Network account required. The PS5 console must be connected to the internet at high speed, turned on or in rest mode and paired with your PlayStation Portal remote player.
**Games requiring a VR headset (PlayStation VR or PlayStation VR2) or additional peripherals (other than a DualShock 4, DualSense or DualSense Edge wireless controller) are not supported. Games requiring a PS Plus Premium subscription to stream on PS5 are not supported. Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers features are only available with compatible games.
***The performance of each game will vary depending on the game and the connectivity quality of your network environment.
****Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers features are only available if supported by the game you are playing.
Pre-orders are already launched on the official website PlayStation DirectAnd the PlayStation Portable will be available at retailers on September 30. Are you going to crack? To play quietly in the living room, you can otherwise find the PS5 at €474 (-14%) on Amazon.
Writer – Tester