Sony has announced that PlayStation 5 games will receive cloud-streaming support, though it will only be possible for PlayStation Plus Premium tier subscribers. So, users will be able to play titles without downloading them onto the console itself.
No date was provided, as the function is still in testing.
The full message is quoted below:
“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 supported 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! “
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