Sony has reportedly started rolling out a public beta of cloud gaming on PS5. According to ResetEra user ArashiGames, selected PS Plus Premium members will be able to stream select games at up to 4K resolution. While the company confirmed the addition of cloud streaming capabilities back in June, we didn’t know the supported resolutions until now. That said, it’s unclear whether the maximum resolution refers to in-game graphical fidelity or streaming resolution, but screenshots suggest that available resolutions are entirely dependent on the player’s internet connection. The core idea is that you can play games from the cloud without actually owning or downloading any games.

Currently, beta testers can choose between four main resolutions – 720p, 1080p, 1440p, and the aforementioned 2160p (4K), where Lan Claims that cloud gaming will automatically sync with your game saves, and that progress will pick up where you left off. In any case, images are compressed into fog as they are processed and transmitted at high speed over the internet. So, in the bigger picture, if UHD cloud streaming refers to the quality of rendering in games or the resolution at which it’s streamed, it shouldn’t make a big difference. This is another incentive for players to sign up for a PS Plus Premium/Deluxe subscription, which will keep adding games to the platform over time.

Sony’s previously described cloud streaming catalog included “supported PS5 games,” and now, thanks to Arashi, we know what they are. The catalog includes 12 games, including first-party PlayStation titles that are finally coming to PC, as well as some smaller third-party titles.

By comparison, Xbox Cloud Gaming offers game streaming up to 1080p at 60fps, a feature that comes with the higher tier of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. In a sense, the upcoming PS5 cloud streaming service is a follow-up to the PlayStation Now service — which has undergone a rebrand after being integrated into PlayStation’s revised plans. However, the aforementioned beta testing is only available for the PS5, and unlike PS Now, you can’t stream games to your PC (the service itself isn’t available in India and a few other countries). Earlier this year, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan also claimed that Sony had “pretty interesting and aggressive plans” for cloud gaming.

Currently, it’s unclear if Sony’s upcoming handheld, the Project Q, will also support cloud streaming, but we already know it will be limited to 1080p, remotely mirroring the PS5 system you own.It is also worth noting that in April the company It is said Try to recruit 22 positions related to cloud gaming technology.


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