PS5 Cloud Game Streaming is Now Available to Beta Testers

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Sony has apparently started rolling out a cloud streaming trial for PS Plus Premium members, with up to 4K resolution capability. The functionality, which was announced in June as being in “early stages” of development, would enable PS Plus library titles, game trials, and “supported digital PS5 titles that players own.” The capability may assist PlayStation owners in avoiding long downloads that consume valuable storage space.According to a Reddit post of a purported PlayStation email to an invited tester, “We’re excited to unveil PS5 cloud streaming, and your help testing it means a lot to us.” During the beta stage, special invite codes are used that cannot be shared with others.

Announcement By Sony

The email mentions that functionality may change before the formal debut of cloud streaming.On ResetEra, user ArashiGames stated that they tried God of War: Ragnarok in 2160p and found “no issues so far.” They listed resolution settings ranging from 720p to 2160p for that title, and they stated Returnal streamed in 4K. “There’s a new section in the PS+ menu that is for Streaming PS5 Games,” the beta-tester noted. “Just click the game and it loads in a few seconds.” They highlighted Horizon Forbidden West, Fortnite, Destiny 2, and Death Stranding as streaming alternatives, among others. 4K resolution may provide a competitive edge over Xbox Cloud Gaming, which is limited to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

The anticipated “Project Q” streaming handheld from Sony will sport an 8-inch 1080p screen with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The accessory is verified to use Remote Play (streaming straight from a console rather than the cloud), although cloud streaming might theoretically be supported as well. The gadget is expected to be released later this year for an unspecified price.Game streaming will be restricted to PS Plus Premium subscribers alone. Cloud gaming for PS4, PS3, and certain “classic” titles is already supported by the $18 monthly package. It allows you to stream available games to your PS5, PS4, or PC.

Available to PS Plus Premium Members

A cloud streaming test that supports up to 4K quality has apparently started to be made available by Sony to PS Plus Premium members. The function, which was described in June as being in the “early stages” of development, will enable PS Plus library games, game demos, and “supported digital PS5 titles that players own.” Owners of PlayStation devices may benefit from the functionality by avoiding long downloads that use up valuable storage.¬†We’re delighted to introduce PS5 cloud streaming, and your support testing it means a lot to us, according to a purported PlayStation email to an invited tester that was uploaded on Reddit. Exclusive invite codes that are not transferable to other users are used during the beta phase. Prior to the cloud streaming service’s formal debut, the email warns that functionality could change.

User Experience

On ResetEra, user ArashiGames stated that they tried God of War: Ragnarok in 2160p and had encountered “no issues so far.” They mentioned 720p to 2160p resolution possibilities for the game, and they claimed Returnal broadcast in 4K. The beta tester stated, “There is a new option in the PS+ menu that is for Streaming PS5 Games. “Just click the game, and it loads in a few seconds.” Among the streaming alternatives they provided were Horizon Forbidden West, Fortnite, Destiny 2, and Death Stranding. Xbox Cloud Gaming’s maximum resolution and frame rate is 1080p at 60 frames per second, thus 4K resolution might give it a competitive edge.

The 8-inch, 1080p screen on Sony’s planned “Project Q” streaming handheld will have a 60Hz refresh rate. Although theoretically capable of supporting cloud streaming, the accessory is verified to use Remote Play, which streams straight from a console rather than the internet. The cost of the device is yet unclear, but it will be on sale later this year. PS Plus Premium subscribers will be the only ones who can stream games. Cloud gaming is already supported by the $18 monthly service for PS4, PS3, and a few “classic” games. You may stream available games to a PS5, PS4, or PC with it.