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PS Plus Premium PS5 cloud streaming feature to be available in October 2023

Starting with select titles before being expanded
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Sony has announced that the PS5 cloud streaming feature it has previously revealed will come to PS Plus Premium members this month, October 2023.

“Starting this month, we will begin launching cloud streaming access for supported PS5 digital titles within the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog and Game Trials,” Sony’s Hideaki Nishino wrote, “as well as supported titles in the PS5 game library that PlayStation Plus Premium members own.” This means players won’t have to download a title onto their console, instead running the title on the cloud.

Sony expects to roll out the feature on the following days:

  • Japan: October 17, 2023
  • Europe: October 23, 2023
  • North America: October 30, 2023
PS Plus Cloud Streaming poster.

Cloud streaming will be available on the PS5 for PS Plus Premium members this month.

Eventually, “hundreds of PS5 titles” will support this feature, but the beginnings seem to be a lot more humble. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11, and Saints Row 4 have been named to be available through cloud streaming via the PS Plus catalog.

Game Trials for Hogwarts Legacy, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Calisto Protocol are part of the package as well.

Players who own Resident Evil 4, Dead Island 2, Genshin Impact, Fall Guys, and Fortnite and are subscribed to PS Plus Premium will be able to stream these games as well.

We expect that a full list will be available shortly before or at release of the feature.

Players will be able to choose high-quality resolution options including 4K, 1440p, 1080p, and 720p, with 60 FPS and SDR or HDR output. Sony stated that 1080p requires an internet connection of 15 mbps or more, while streaming at 4K requires 38 mbps or more. Up to three minutes of capture at once can be recorded and downloaded while streaming a game from the cloud.

Only players 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 will be able to make use of cloud streaming once it has launched. It's currently unknown if the service will be expanded further.