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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

PS5 Cloud Streaming is Coming this Month to PlayStation Plus

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

PS PLUS Premium Cloud Streaming
Cloud Streaming

PlayStation announced today that cloud streaming will be coming to the PS5 later this month on a post on the PlayStation.Blog. Cloud Streaming will only be coming to PlayStation Plus Premium members as a perk of the service.

I had a chance to use the cloud streaming in the BETA, and I was blown away by how well it worked.

Today they announced more details about PS5 cloud streaming for PlayStation Plus Premium members. Starting this month, PlayStation 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.

In the blog post, they state.

Select PS5 games will be available for streaming, and we’re planning to have hundreds of PS5 titles to support this new benefit. This includes:

● Top PS5 hits from the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog*, such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11, and Saints Row IV

● Game Trials* for PS5 games, such as Hogwarts Legacy, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Calisto Protocol

● Additional 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

Graphic settings for Cloud
Graphic settings for Cloud

A larger list of games will come at a later date, and the above is only a sample of games coming to the service.

Now when I used the service, it was a direct LAN connection to my PS5, but I had used PlayStation Now cloud in the past in this was a huge improvement.

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. Additionally, PlayStation Plus Premium members will also see features available with the new PS5 streaming benefit, including:

Downloadable content and in-game purchases will be available for PS5 game streaming, including DLC and add-ons – similar to purchases from downloadable games.

High quality resolution options**, including 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

Since this will be a large undertaking for our teams to roll out, we plan to launch regionally through a phased approach. Here are the launch dates we are currently targeting in local times:

● Japan – targeting October 17

● Europe – targeting October 23

● North America – targeting October 30

Cloud streaming through PlayStation Plus Premium is currently 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 the United States.


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