Q projectThe new PS5 Portable Remote is claimed to have a battery life of just three to four hours. This is according to a report by Insider Gaming penned by Tom Henderson, who was responsible for leaking the exact existence of the device earlier this year. The article adds that the unit is currently scheduled to launch in November, as we indicated earlier.
While three to four hours is not outside disasterHowever, especially considering that the device is designed mostly for use at home on a local Wi-Fi connection, it seems a bit on the low side. It’s worth noting that the unit includes all the haptic feedback and DualSense’s adaptive actuation technology, which, along with the 8-inch LCD screen, is likely to be a significant drain on the battery.
As before, the success of peripherals is likely due to pricing. Sony will recognize that this is a niche product with a very specific appeal, but will need a reasonable asking price to entice those with a legitimate use case for it. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan promises to announce more later this year, so let’s wait for official information from the organization.
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