The PlayStation 5 is an impressive piece of kit, but one feature eludes players is the ability to cloud stream PS5 games. With limited storage space on Sony’s next-gen beast, we might not have to wait much longer for this nifty feature to arrive. Alongside the arrival of Discord, a new leak suggests that the next PS5 update will be a tasty one.
With the launch of revamped PS Plus tiers in 2022, PS5 owners could get their hands on a significant library of games. Popular titles continue to appear, with the PS Plus Extra and Premium 2023 January games lineup reaffirming this. However, even with plenty of great games to dig into, the ability to cloud stream PS5 games specifically has remained off the cards.
According to a new report from Insider Gaming, the report claims that “PlayStation 5 games will also be streamable on the PlayStation 5 via cloud streaming […] it was said that this feature will be included in the PlayStation Plus Premium Tier.” Allegedly the development of cloud streaming has been worked on under the codename “Cronus”, with testing supposedly taking place in the latter half of 2022.
Though Sony has yet to confirm this, it is rumoured that the next PS5 update will be scheduled “for March 8, 2023.” The list of PS5 games compatible with cloud streaming hasn’t been revealed, but we can assume that Premium tier games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Death Stranding Director’s Cut could be made available. Let’s hope your internet speeds are ready for the strain.
Accompanying cloud streaming is Discord integration, which the report also claims will drop within the PS5 March update. Discord and Sony began their partnership back in May 2021, but updates on Discord’s arrival have been slim. In the meantime, Xbox players have been the first to receive the feature on consoles.