PS5’s Cloud Streaming Beta is Now Live, Supports 4K
Sony has started its PS5 cloud streaming beta, which supports up to 4K resolution.
Cloud Streaming for the PS5 was first announced in June via the PlayStation Blog and was in its testing phase. However, new updates earlier today have started popping up on some PlayStation user’s PlayStations, which means that official testing has begun.
The official PlayStation blog outlined in June, “First off, we have very exciting news for PlayStation Plus Premium members. We’re currently testing cloud streaming for supported PS5 games – this includes PS5 titles from the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog and Game Trials, as well as supporting digital PS5 titles that players own. When this feature launches, cloud game streaming for supported PS5 titles will be available for use directly on your PS5 console. That means as a Premium member, it’ll be easier to jump into your favorite games without downloading them first onto your PS5 console. Our goal is to add this as an additional benefit to PlayStation Plus Premium as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the value of PlayStation Plus.
We think it’s important for Premium members to be able to enjoy as many games as possible via cloud streaming. As more games continue to launch on the PS5 console, we look forward to adding cloud streaming capability for PS5 titles in addition to the PS3, PS4, and classic titles that are already available for Premium members to stream. We’re in the early stages right now, and we can’t wait to share more details when we’re ready, including a launch time frame. Stay tuned!”
Sony is yet to announce when PS5 Cloud Streaming will be officially available for all PlayStation users.
Earlier this year, Sony officially announced Project Q – Sony’s next gaming handheld that will use Remote Play. Whilst the new Beta update is no indication that Sony wants to change these plans, there’s always some glimmer of hope that the company may change its strategy to change the handheld to a cloud-streaming device instead.