Conserving storage space is a tricky game to navigate for PS5 owners, but those woes can be set to rest soon. Sony is officially bringing PS5 cloud streaming to its flagship console, with an appealing array of games to get you started. Here’s what Sony has to say to about the implementation of PS cloud streaming.
“Starting this month, we will begin launching cloud streaming access for supported PS5 digital titles within the PlayStation Plus game catalog and game trials, as well as supported titles in the PS5 game library that PlayStation Plus Premium members own,” Sony confirms. Only a select library of the best PS5 games will be available to play via streaming, which include the following picks:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Saints Row 4
- Hogwarts Legacy (Trial)
- The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (Trial)
- The Callisto Protocol (Trial)
Furthermore, Sony clarifies that “PS5 digital titles PlayStation Plus Premium members own that will be available for streaming, such as Resident Evil 4, Dead Island 2, Genshin Impact, Fall Guys, and Fortnite.”
The statement from Sony affirms that “PS5 cloud streaming is exclusively available on the PS5 console at launch. Without having to download a game, players can access PS5 game streaming with their PlayStation Plus Premium membership.” Should you wish to check out some new PS5 games through cloud streaming, PS Plus members can gain the following benefits:
● In-game purchases will be available for PS5 game streaming, including DLC and add-ons
● High quality resolution: 4K, 1440p, 1080p, and 720p, with 60 FPS and SDR or HDR output
● Enhanced audio with support for all PS5 audio capabilities including 5.1 and 7.1 as well as Tempest 3D Audiotech
● Capture screenshots and record up to 3 minutes of video, which will be downloaded to your Media Gallery on PS5 and also available in the Media Gallery on PS App
This service replaces PS Now, which was shut down in March 2022. Prior to this, rumors of a new streaming service, Xbox akin to Game Pass, was said to be in the works under the codename ‘Spartacus’. PS Now eventually allowed some games to be downloaded, including titles for the PlayStation 2.
As for when the feature arrives automatically within your subscription, Sony details that cloud streaming for PS Plus Premium membership holders is already available in “Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.”
A further rollout will target Japan on October 17, Europe on October 23, and North America on October 30. The announcement of cloud streaming follows the confirmation of the new PS5 Slim model, and its accompanying accessories, such as PS5 Slim plates. In the meantime, you can check out the PS Plus Extra and Premium October 2023 games joining the library – oh, and according to a recent leak, The Last of Us 2 may soon make its way to PS Plus as well!