PS5 Cloud Streaming

PS5 Cloud Streaming Launches This Month As A PlayStation Plus Premium Benefit

It’s been a couple of months since PlayStation first started testing PS5 cloud streaming for the console’s native titles, and now the feature is getting full launch in the second half of this month but only as an added benefit exclusive to PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers, according to a PlayStation Blog post.

PS5 cloud streaming is aiming to launch in Japan on October 17th, Europe on October 23rd, and finally, in North America on Halloween Eve/October 30th. The upcoming feature won’t allow players to stream every game in PS5’s library, but instead, players will be able to stream digital PS5 titles from PlayStation Plus’ game catalogue, game trials, and select titles that players subscribed to the service already own.

Sony adds that it’s planning to support hundreds of titles when the cloud streaming feature launches, including Game catalogue hits Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11, and Saints Row IV. For games players actually own in their library –  Resident Evil 4, Dead Island 2, Genshin Impact, Fall Guys, Fortnite, and more are also playable through PS5 cloud streaming.

Playing these PS5 titles through the cloud doesn’t sound like it will be any different from the native version as players will be able to experience downloadable content and in-game purchases, enhanced audio including 5.1/7.1 plus Tempest 3D AudioTech and capturing screenshots and up to three minutes of video. Additionally, players will be able to choose from a bevy of video resolutions, including 720p, 1080p, 1440p, and all the way up to 4K.