Sony is testing cloud streaming of PS5 games

Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that it has started testing cloud streaming for supported PS5 games.
Sony PlayStation Plus Premium

The Sony PlayStation Plus Premium subscription offers a range of benefits such as monthly games, trial versions and access to the games catalogue. Now Sony is working on adding another feature to its most expensive tariff. On the PlayStation Blog, the company announced that it had started testing cloud streaming for supported PS5 games. These games include titles from the PS Plus catalogue, trial versions and supported digital content that you already own.

However, the PS5 already supports streaming games to different devices via the Remote Play app. However, the difference here is that the PS5 needs to download the game for remote play and then acts as the host for the streaming. With cloud streaming, on the other hand, you would not have to download the game to the PS5 or use the console as a host.

“When this feature launches, cloud game streaming for supported PS5 titles will be available for use directly on your PS5 console. […] That means as a Premium member, it’ll be easier to jump into your favorite games without downloading them first onto your PS5 console.”

Nick Maguire, Sony Vice President Global Services.

However, the announcement so far doesn’t sound like the feature will come to the other subscription tiers.

“Our goal is to add this as an additional benefit to PlayStation Plus Premium as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the value of PlayStation Plus.”

The news follows the announcement late last month of the Sony Project Q, a handheld device for streaming PlayStation games. As far as we know, the Sony Project Q console relies on Remote Play to stream games. Sony has not yet announced whether the new PlayStation Plus Premium feature will also work on the Project Q.


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