PlayStation Plus Premium Members Will Have Access to Cloud Streaming This October

PlayStation Plus Premium members will soon be able to stream their favorite titles.

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Today, Sony announced via the PlayStation Blog that starting this month, PlayStation 5 will begin offering cloud streaming services for certain supported PS5 titles in the pool of PlayStation Plus Game Catalog and Game Trials. Certain PS5 games outside of these titles may also be supported. This means that PS5 owners subscribed to PlayStation Plus Premium will be able to stream these titles as opposed to downloading them.

“Today we have more details to share about PS5 cloud streaming for PlayStation Plus Premium members. Starting this month, we will begin launching cloud streaming access for supported PS5 digital titles within the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog* and Game Trials*, as well as supported titles in the PS5 game library that PlayStation Plus Premium members own.”

Sony, October 11, 2023

Sony has not set a specific date for the rollout of PS5 cloud streaming. They have admitted that it is quite the undertaking and therefore have just provided rough dates that they hope to have cloud streaming ready for in the region.

Japan – October 17

Europe – October 23

North America – October 30

Sony stated that PlayStation Plus Premium Members will have hundreds of PS5 titles that will be able to be streamed. So far, the released list is small, but a sign of things to come.

  • PlayStation Plus Game Catalog Titles – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11, and Saints Row IV.
  • PlayStation 5 Game Trials – Hogwarts Legacy, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Calisto Protocol.
  • PlayStation 5 Titles Outside of the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog – Resident Evil 4, Dead Island 2, Genshin Impact, Fall Guys, and Fortnite.

On top of this, there is a vast array of quality-of-life improvements that will be implemented alongside this addition:

  • Games that can be streamed will also have the DLC and other in-game purchases available to be streamed as well.
  • A variety of resolution options: 4K, 1440p, 1080p, and 720p, with 60 FPS and SDR or HDR output.
  • Support for all PS5 audio capabilities with enhanced audio.
  • Players will be able to record up to three minutes of video and take screenshots which will be saved to the PS5 console and the PS app.

Be on the lookout for when cloud streaming drops for PlayStation Plus Premium members. With tentative launch dates set for Japan, Europe, and North America, it won’t be long until players around the world will be able to stream many games from the PlayStation 5 library.

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Priscilla is both the weekend editor and a freelance writer at Prima Games. She began working at Prima Games in early 2023. Prior to this, she spent nine years writing for both her own personal gaming blog, and other related websites. Priscilla has grown up playing video games, and most often plays her PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles. You can find her playing Final Fantasy XIV, RuneScape, Pokemon GO, or lost in the latest RPG to release. She is an Australian living in the United States with her American husband, three children, and her Basset Hound. Before moving to the United States, Priscilla obtained a Bachelors of Secondary Education majoring in English and Japanese Language. This allowed her to teach English and Japanese in a high school setting. You can follow her on Twitter/X at @Cilllah