Gamers stunned by Sony CEO’s shocking reveal – customers concerned for Project Q

York, UK - May 9, 2021. Close up of a teenage boy holding a PS5 gaming console controller whilst playing video games

PLAYSTATION fans are concerned about Project Q after comments made by Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.

The upcoming PlayStation handheld, Project Q, was announced during May’s gaming showcase.

Project Q requires a PS5 in order to play.

Unlike PlayStation’s last handheld console, the PS Vita, it won’t have its own library of games.

Instead, it will only work as a streaming device and won’t be able to run games by itself.

Most consoles work by playing games straight off the system, but Project Q will need a PS5 in order to work.

In an interview with Financial Times, Yoshida expressed concern over the future streaming games due to a number of issues.

He claims that cloud gaming is still “very tricky”, though the company “wants to take on those challenges.”

The company is still looking into the “various options” for the future of streaming games, but still has some concerns.

Lag is the main issue that players face, and many games have to react immediately to the player’s actions.

Even a delay of a quarter of a second between the player’s input and the action on screen can make a big impact on the game’s enjoyment.

This is a big issue with streaming, as there is a third party between the player and the game.

Yoshida said: “I think [the] cloud itself is an amazing business model, but when it comes to games, the technical difficulties are high.

“So there will be challenges to cloud gaming, but we want to take on those challenges.” 

Project Q is slated to launch later this year, so these statements have given players cause for concern.

Gamers are wondering about the quality of Project Q’s functionality at launch considering that streaming to mobile from the PS5 isn’t currently up to standard.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.


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