Sony has announced the release date for its next Remote Play device, PlayStation Portal.
A tweet from the official PlayStation Twitter account revealed that the device will launch “in select markets” on November 15th.
The mobile device is now available for pre-order PlayStation Direct Store In the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Starting September 29, it will be available for pre-order from “select other retailers” in those countries, in addition to Japan and Canada.
The PlayStation Portal will cost $199.99 / €219.99 / £199.99 when it launches on November 15th, but although it looks like a traditional handheld gaming device, it can only stream games from the PS5 console.
Sony said in a statement: “PlayStation Portal is the ideal device for home gamers who may need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house.” blog post last week.
PlayStation Portal will remotely connect to your PS5 console via Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to quickly switch from playing on your PS5 system to PlayStation Portal. PlayStation Portal can play supported games installed on your PS5 console and use your Dualsense controller .
PlayStation Portal is a remote play only and will not provide access to PlayStation Plus Premium game cloud streaming. As such, players will need to own PS5 hardware for the PlayStation Portal to function as intended.
Even if players own a PS5, they can’t use it to stream games via PS Plus Premium, and then stream them to the portal.
Sony said: “PS VR2 games, which require headsets, and games broadcast through the PlayStation Plus Premium cloud, are not supported.”
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