Sony Tests Game Streaming for PlayStation 5, Following Microsoft’s Lead

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  • Sony begins testing game streaming for PlayStation 5 titles.
  • The feature will be available to PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers.
  • Sony’s move aligns its cloud gaming strategy with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service.

Sony recently announced that it has commenced testing its game streaming service for PlayStation 5 (PS5) titles. This groundbreaking feature, still in its early stages, will eventually be made available to subscribers of PlayStation Plus Premium, further enhancing the value of the subscription service.

The introduction of game streaming represents a significant evolution in Sony’s cloud gaming strategy. Previously, users were required to download games to their consoles before being able to stream them remotely. However, with the upcoming game streaming capability, PlayStation Plus Premium members will have access to an extensive library of games via cloud streaming. In a blog post, Nick Maguire, Vice President of Sony, emphasized the importance of offering Premium members the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of games through cloud streaming.

Sony’s game streaming service will not only encompass PS5 titles but also include games from previous generations, such as PS3, PS4, and classic titles. By expanding the selection of games available for streaming, Sony aims to provide a seamless and friction-free gaming experience for its subscribers. This move brings Sony’s cloud gaming strategy more in line with that of Microsoft, whose Xbox Game Pass service has long offered game streaming.

The initiation of testing for the PlayStation 5 game streaming service is accompanied by the buzz surrounding Sony’s Project Q device. Last month, Sony unveiled this game-streaming handheld, which garnered mixed reactions from the gaming community. However, the integration of game streaming for the PS5 is expected to make the Project Q system more appealing by eliminating the need to stream directly from a separate PlayStation console.

Sony has pledged to provide additional information regarding Project Q and the timeline for the new streaming functionality in the near future. Gaming enthusiasts eagerly await further updates on these exciting developments that promise to reshape the gaming landscape.

In conjunction with the game streaming announcement, Sony has expanded its PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue with a range of highly anticipated titles. The latest additions to the catalogue include Far Cry 6 (PS4/PS5), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (PS4/PS5), Rogue Legacy 2 (PS4/PS5), Inscryption (PS4/PS5), Soulstice (PS5), Tacoma (PS4), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4), and Killing Floor 2 (PS4). These new additions will further enrich the gaming experience for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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