Sony didn’t exactly overwhelm us with details when Project Q and the first PlayStation headset were unveiled at the PlayStation Showcase in May. This led to a lot of speculation, as those who had believed the rumors of a PlayStation Vita sequel were still interested in the handheld console meant for streaming gaming, if the price tag wasn’t too high. Microsoft speculated that it would cost “less than $300,” and on the forums it seemed like $299 would be too much for most. Well, we have great news.
The Japanese company has announced that what is actually called PlayStation Portal will cost 219.99 euros when it launches later this year. It is important to reiterate that this will only be able to stream games already installed on your PlayStation 5, so you will not be able to enjoy the games available with the cloud streaming feature of PlayStation Plus Premium on it.
Today’s announcement does not stop there, because Sony also reveals that the headphones are called PlayStation Pulse Explore and will also cost 219.99 euros. They will feature dual microphones and AI-enhanced noise rejection to prevent background noise from ruining the experience. We’ve also been told that they will be the first devices to use custom-designed planar magnetic transducers that will take sound to another level. This technology will be in a second product that those of us who think that audio is a very important part of games should also take note of.
We finally have confirmation that the already fantastic Pulse 3D headset is getting a new and improved version called PlayStation Pulse Elite. In addition to the lossless sound of the original, it also features a retractable boom mic and the same AI-enhanced noise rejection as the Pulse Explore. It also includes a charging stand, so it’s surprising that they only cost €149.99 when it goes on sale in the future.
Do you find any of these models interesting?