PlayStation Portal will be launched this week at a price of 220 euros. Buyers do not receive actual cloud hardware. However, a statement from Sony’s Hideaki Nishino is interpreted to mean that a cloud expansion is within the realm of possibility.
The PlayStation Portal handheld, which launches tomorrow, offers a limited range of functions. Users must have a PS5 as games are streamed from there to the mobile hardware. Mobile gaming sessions are possible whenever a sufficiently fast WiFi connection is available.
Sony recommends a broadband Wi-Fi connection with a speed of 5 Mbit/s as a minimum requirement. However, to optimize the gaming experience, it must be at least 15 Mbit/s.
At a time when many companies trust in the future of the cloud because it does not place great demands on users’ hardware, the lack of cloud in the case of PlayStation Portal is surprising. Simple Remote Play has been an integral part of PlayStation for years and is compatible with all smartphones, even if not with the options that Portal offers.
However, PlayStation Portal functionality may be expanded in the future. The words of Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president and head of PlayStation platform experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment, assured relevant speculations.
The only difference is the server location
In an interview with AV Clock says (via machine translation): “With Portal, the only difference between Remote Play and Cloud is where the server is located. There are no technical problems. We’ll start with Remote Play and then move on to verification. Since acquiring Gaikai, we have taken cloud gaming very seriously.”
When using cloud gaming, it is important that the difference is not felt. According to Nishino, customers would never believe in cloud gaming again if there were problems transferring the games. Sony doesn’t want it to be said, “Cloud gaming didn’t work.”
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Whether Nishino’s words actually mean that PlayStation Portal will have cloud functionality sooner or later remains to be seen. Sony would already be prepared: PS5 games can now also be played can be played as a cloud version. A PS Plus Premium subscription is required for this.
The rumor was received with enthusiasm on social media, although there was criticism about the general situation. This is what one user wrote Reset: “Considering the lack of enthusiasm with which the PS5 OS was released, I can see Sony delivering something bland but functional and adding something later.”
PS5 streaming portable now for less than 220 euros order.
Firstly, it remains the same: PlayStation Portal is streaming hardware that only works in combination with the PS5, on which games are calculated. If you manage to accept it, you will find it in stores for 220 euros.
The laptop has an 8-inch LCD screen with 1080p resolution. Furthermore, up to 60 FPS is achieved. Gamers also benefit from DualSense functions.
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