When Sony revealed Venture Q, the brand new PS5 handheld, I and lots of others had been underwhelmed. This new tech for PlayStation 5 is not a correct console however a streaming ‘controller’, and a brand new hearsay suggests it could possibly be even worse than anticipated.
When the brand new P55 handheld was revealed at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2023 it disillusioned, because it basically streams video games from PlayStation 5 through Distant Play over Wi-Fi. That is no PS Vita 2. There have been Sony handheld rumours for months, and trade insider Tom Henderson has been proper greater than fallacious not too long ago when it is come to this new PS5 accent.
So when Henderson not too long ago shared information that he is came upon the brand new Venture Q handheld for PS5 can have a battery lifetime of round 3-4 hours, I take discover. If that is true, it could possibly be a catastrophe for this PS5 handheld even earlier than its launched.
It is exhausting to fathom why a streaming handheld that does not natively run video games and easily streams them from the PS5 console can have such a low battery life. In his new report, Henderson considerably sarcastically factors out the Venture Q is on-brand because the PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers final round that point.
Herein lies the nub of it, to play PS5 video games correctly the Venture Q should function the whole lot a PlayStation 5 DualSense can do, together with haptic suggestions, adaptive triggers and extra high-spec options. (Uncover extra in our greatest PS5 controllers information.) Every part within the DualSense controller, and by consequence the Venture Q, is consuming battery life.
Henderson has prompt the Venture Q handheld might be priced at $200 (round £180), which feels excessive for this accent. This PS5 handheld is scheduled to launch earlier than the tip of 2023 and I would anticipate to listen to extra official information quickly.
If you happen to’re nonetheless catching up on all of the latest PS5 bulletins, you’ll be able to nonetheless watch the video feed on our PlayStation Showcase 2023 stay weblog. I additionally rounded up my favorite art-directed video games from the occasion in my function ‘I really like the artwork and design these PS5 video games’.