Sony is rolling out its PlayStation Plus Cloud Streaming service on 17 October which will let players stream PS5 games to their PS5. The service is expected to launch in Japan on 17 October, Europe on 23 October and North America on 30 October.
The service will be limited at launch with select PS5 games available to stream. However, the company says in the near future hundreds of PS5 titles will be available. At launch, some games include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11 and Saints Row IV.
Sony also says that if players own certain games, they will be able to stream them without downloading them to their console too. These “purchased” titles include Dead Island 2, Resident Evil 4, Genshin Impact, Fall Guys and Fortnite.
The service will also support game trials which are available for PlayStation Plus members. This means you can stream these trials to your console without downloading them and play the games for the allotted time.
Sony says all DLC and in-game purchases are supported for all streamed games. So you can purchase content while streaming your favourite titles.
When it comes to streaming content, the PlayStation Plus Cloud Streaming comes with all the bells and whistles. It supports 4K, 1440p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 FPS. All games also support SDR and HDR output. All audio codecs are also supported including 5.1, 7.1, Tempest 3D Audiotech and Dolby Atmos.
Players can also capture up to three minutes of gameplay through the streaming service. Videos will then automatically get uploaded to the PS App.
Of course, while this PlayStation Plus Cloud Streaming service sounds great, South Africans won’t be getting it. The lack of data centres in the African region means this won’t be arriving any time soon. Nice to have if you live in a supported region.
Source: PS Blog