Experience Next-Gen Gaming on the Go, Says CNET’s Video Host
In an astonishing leap forward for handheld gaming, Sony has revealed the highly anticipated successor to the PSP – the PlayStation Portal. Just months after the initial announcement of “PlayStation’s project Q,” CNET’s exclusive hands-on experience with the upcoming device promises a revolutionary gaming experience that’s set to redefine mobile gaming.
Sporting an impressive 8-inch LCD display running at a smooth 60 hertz, the handheld aims to deliver an immersive and visually stunning gaming experience. “This is the sweet spot for long gaming sessions, keeps text legible, and won’t compromise on visuals,” states the CNET host, highlighting the device’s exceptional display quality.
One notable feature of the PlayStation Portal is its seamless integration with the PS5 ecosystem. The handheld replicates the PS5 controller entirely, encompassing haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and even the touchpad, which is cleverly integrated into the touchscreen interface. As the CNET host testifies, “The controls on either side of the handheld replicate the PS5 controller completely – it’s like having a PS5 in your hands wherever you go.”
The PlayStation Portal’s connectivity prowess is further enhanced by the introduction of PlayStation Link, a cutting-edge wireless feature that elevates the handheld’s remote play capabilities to unprecedented levels. “PlayStation Link is remote play turned up to 11,” exclaims the CNET host, who experienced no lag while playing titles like Returnal and God of War Ragnarok during the hands-on session. With PlayStation Link, the handheld’s connection to the PS5 is seamless and optimized for a lag-free gaming experience.
The PlayStation Portal is unusual in that it only enables streaming play and requires a PS5. “In other words, there is no offline play,” CNET presenter says. This strategic step distinguishes the PlayStation Portal and emphasizes Sony’s commitment to remote gaming innovation.
The Pulse Explorer earphones and Pulse Elite headset are also announced. These attachments offer better audio with AI-enhanced noise reduction and magnetic drivers. Both devices combine smoothly with PlayStation Link for a complete and immersive gaming experience.
As PlayStation Portal pre-orders begin shortly, gamers worldwide await the handheld’s arrival later this year. The $199 gadget will change gaming. CNET’s video presenter exclaims, “The gateway looked, felt, and operated well in this demo. I was pleased with the pricing, but it remains to be seen whether this experience is $200 better than my choices.”