Endless stuttering – PlayStation Portal players report unplayable lag

PlayStation Portal

The Nintendo Switch really let the cat out of the bag when it made decent portable gaming possible. Many other brands have since tried to copy this blockbuster. While the Steam Deck is undoubtedly one of the best received, brands like PlayStation have tried their luck with the PS Portal.

Even though the handheld has been well received by critics, it has caused quite a few laughs and memes among fans. This is not only because it is a remote handheld, meaning it is completely useless outside of the house, but also because it looks very much like a Nintendo Switch.

Since the console has just been released, it’s understandable that there are still bugs that need to be fixed. However, some users report unbearable stuttering, as can be read on social media.

PlayStation Portal players report unplayable lag

Twitter user @PowerstancePino shared a clip showing Horizon Forbidden West running on the PS handheld and we have to admit, it looks very lame. If you’re just walking around, the lag is annoying, but not too much of a hindrance. But when you’re in the middle of a fight, lag can be fatal for your character.

“,” @ItsMrProducts said in response to the Twitter post. “” With the Switch you have the games with you, either via digital download or via card. However, with Remote Play you stream them on your device, similar to streaming PS games.

Considering PS is marketing this game as an “immersive” experience, it doesn’t bode well if players can’t fully immerse themselves in the game because it plays like a PS1 title. This is arguably another blow to Sony after PS Plus fans threatened to cancel their subscription. The latter happened after a series of games didn’t work yet again. Fortunately, the lag isn’t proving to be a problem for all users, which offers a small glimmer of hope.

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I fear a lot of people who don’t really understand what the PlayStation Portal is will have this sort of experience. Remote Play has always been shaky for me, despite having 140Mbps down, and 30Mbps up.

— Adam Vjestica (@ItsMrProducts) November 15, 2023