Eurogamer: "On the hardware side, Sony has delivered a good piece of kit - but hopefully we'll see improvements and new features added further on down the line."
Fortunately you don't have to be in the dark. Download the Remote Olay app and test your network out for free.
Until I can use remote play over my local network on PC, I won't consider getting the portal. Fix it on PC to give me the confidence that it will be worth getting a standalone device for it...
That would entirely depend on you and your appetite for upgrading your home network
one of the easiest home network upgrades I did was switching to a mesh wifi setup. Took all of about 5 minutes and man does it make one hell of a difference.
It has nothing to do with my network. The PC version forces an internet connection instead of just connecting through your home network. It is a terrible setup.
Maybe it's worth checking your Nat settings and running a packet trace maybe you're on different vlans or have some sort of firewall between internal networks as the app sould only go to the internet if and when it can't resolve the console internally
It'd be much better if it had a way to access an app store. There's an unofficial PS remote play app I use which is absolutely flawless.
App uses the same protocols the only reason most people's go the unofficial route is to use unsupported controllers like cheap mobile gamepads or Xbox controllers. Performance wise I'd be surprised if there was a difference
Colour yourself surprised then. Since using it I haven't been disconnected or suffered any noticeable lag once. No idea how he does it but it works amazingly well and offers personalised support if something doesn't work.
Go with the name of the app please Andy.
Curious to see if this will be eventually modded and running android somehow. He mentions PSP and Vita emulation, and how that would've been a very nice insensitive, and I agree. I imagine that if the modding community takes an interest then we might see that possible cause I don't see SONY supporting this thing outside of probably updating it to patch out exploits. Couldn't care less about remote play but emulation would make me buy it, especially if it goes down 50 bucks.
The Portal doesn’t do anything different or special compared to Remote Play on a different device, except you can connect a DualSense controller to any of those devices and have a functional touchpad. What an e-waste.
Yeah and no it's niche definitely and you're right I have so many devices capable of remote play already that getting this makes zero sense for me however there's a market for it clearly as sales have been strong
That addition of DualSense is what makes all the difference. I'm looking forward to getting mine at Christmas!
Sad!! There are still no pre-orders in our country. I really want one before the year ends.
Sony in the best option for the people that have a solid signal.
Not even a solid signal can help the stutter and audio glitches that you suffer with this device. It performs on-par or worse than Remote Play on a phone with no option for Bluetooth audio, and doesn't even use Wi-Fi 6. Just get a Backbone controller for a phone, or a DualSense phone clip. The best review I've seen so far explains all this: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Another video that mentions better performance on their phone: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
And it is still the best option for this type of gaming. I don't know how else to explain context any more clearly. Obviously, PCs and cellphones are better at picking up signals...
"Sony in the best option for people that have a solid signal" "Obviously, PCs and cellphones are better at picking up signals..." So, the Portal isn't the best option then. It's not even the best option that's officially licensed by Sony/PlayStation.
I have both a phone clip, backbone, and portal. And Portal by FAR the better experience, while it doesn't occupy my phone the whole time. Almost finished Sea of Stars with it. Haven't suffered any glitches, I just know I get to play a lot more games now, in a decent sized screen with no compromise on controller.
The product is advertised and built for remote play so if you buy it, then it's enough...
Project lead Hiromi Wakai explains Sony's goals and why the Portal isn't a Vita 2.
Portal is a great little piece of kit. I use it and the G-Cloud for my console streaming needs.
I looked today after seeing this and you still can’t find one for retail.
I was able to find one at gamestop this past weekend, but you need to be a pro member smh. I paid the $25 to get it
As a dad of two this is the best gadget I could have ever bought for the price. In a week I've finished Valhalla and dived well into Tales of Arise, which previously would have taken me a month or more. It helps that it's so comfortable and amazing to play on, the design is far better than pictures would suggest. As someone who used to remote play on my phone with a backbone, only an insane person would say the experience is comparable. You just can't underestimate the appeal of playing on an 8 inch screen with DualSense controls, of playing in bed, or while the kids are watching or being able to hide what you're playing from the little ones because 90% of your games aren't child friendly. Loving my Portal.
As a father of 5 children I approve this message.
It’s a fantastic device and works flawlessly on the 5ghz Wi-Fi band.