Sony has been testing the PS5’s cloud streaming feature for some time, which will be available to PS Plus members. The starting signal for this will now be officially given this month!
Aside from announcing the lineup of new games for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium in October, Sony had more relevant news about its gaming subscription today: The cloud streaming feature, which was previously in beta, will now be available soon Finally Go Live!
The new streaming service, available to PlayStation Plus Premium members at no additional cost, includes supported PS5 games from the game catalog, test builds of games and purchases from the PS Store. Please note that these are select PS5 games that are also available via streaming, and not the entire collection. The assortment will continue to expand in the future.
Several popular PlayStation movies are already available at launch, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West, or Ghost of Tsushima, as well as other well-known titles from third-party providers like Mortal Kombat 11 or including the playtest versions mentioned in Saints Row IV Hogwarts Legacy, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or The Calisto Protocol. This is an exemplary and by no means exhaustive list of the offering; Some titles are also optionally available for download in cloud streaming.
Since the introduction requires a lot of effort on the part of Sony teams, it was initially planned to introduce it at the regional level gradually. It starts on October 17 in Japan, with Europe following as scheduled on October 23, and North America will be on board from October 30.
PS Plus Premium subscribers will also get the following new features via PS5 game streaming, which no longer requires downloading the games in question, according to official information:
- Downloadable content and in-game purchases Available to stream PS5 games. This also applies to downloadable content (DLC) and add-ons – similar to downloadable game purchases.
- High quality resolution optionsincluding 4K, 1440p, 1080p, and 720p at 60 fps and SDR or HDR output.
- Improve the sound With support for all PS5 audio options including 5.1 and 7.1 as well as Tempest 3D AudioTech.
- Take screenshots and record videos up to 3 minutes longwhich download to your Media Gallery on PS5 and are also available in the PS App Media Gallery.
Sony specifies a minimum internet speed of 5Mbps, 15Mbps for 1080p and 38Mbps+ for 4K.
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