PlayStation announced that throughout the current month of October they will begin to offer PlayStation 5 streaming games. Of course, only for those subscribers who are at the highest level of the company’s service, which is the PlayStation Plus Premium.
Initially, not all the games will be there, and no, It is not enough to compete with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which integrates xCloud). The reason is because, ironically, to play the games available through streaming, you must have already bought this game. So we really don’t know what advantage buying a game to play in the cloud has, if installing it on the PlayStation 5 itself translates into improving the gaming experience.
The only excuse I could think of for the service is that you have so many games already installed on PS5, that you cannot install moreand turn to the cloud so you can have even more games available.
PlayStation 5 streaming games will only be accessible to PlayStation 5 users
Here’s something else we don’t understand either. If you have a PlayStation 4, you will not be able to play PlayStation 5 games. If at least one PS4 user could access the catalog of games that are not available for their console, saving on buying a PS5, it would make sense.
PS5 cloud streaming is available exclusively on the PS5 console since launch. Without having to download a game, players can access PS5 game streaming with their PlayStation Plus Premium subscription.
In its beginning, not all PlayStation 5 games will be available. The company indicates that at its launch there will be some selected titles, and that in the future they hope to have hundreds of games. It is also not a great incentive that the first games available are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11 and Saints Row IV.
Perhaps the only interesting thing is that they will allow you try games you don’t own. These are Hogwarts Legacy, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Calisto Protocol. But of course, it is basically understood that you are paying the most expensive subscription to access demos. As expected, all cloud titles will keep their capabilities intact. That is, you will be able to access the downloadable content and, of course, to in-game purchases if he owns them.
Qualities and features available with this “PlayStation 5 Cloud”
PlayStation 5 streaming games can be configured in resolutions 4K (2160p), 2K (1440p), FHD (1080p) and HD (720p) at 60 FPS. Compatibility with the Tempest 3D sound (5.1 and 7.1), and you can take screenshots and record up to 3 minutes of video.
This streaming service for PlayStation 5 games will arrive in Europe next October 23. A little later, on October 30, it will be available for North America. In this way, whether it is a useful service or not, there is. It’s not even close to what Xbox offers, but at least it’s an additional feature that users gain.
We hope players enjoy this new PS5 streaming feature that will be automatically added to their PlayStation Plus Premium subscription. We’ll continue to focus on the evolution of the features and benefits of PlayStation Plus, so there will be more to look forward to.