Sony Is Testing PS5 Game Streaming at 4K

Sony is currently beta testing cloud streaming for PS5 games, and the lucky few who got an invite have confirmed the service supports 4K streams.

As Eurogamer reports(Opens in a new window), as part of the latest PS5 Public Beta, Sony is offering some PlayStation Plus Premium members a voucher code via email(Opens in a new window) that allows them to try the new PS5 game cloud streaming feature.

Screenshots(Opens in a new window) posted on Resetera confirm Sony’s cloud streaming service supports 720p, 1080p, 1440p, and 2160p resolutions. One screenshot shows the PS5 settings page for PlayStation Plus with the “Max Resolution” set to 2160p. A second screenshot shows God of War Ragnarök being streamed at 2160p.

The ability to stream at 4K is notable because, in contrast, Microsoft currently offers no such option for Xbox game cloud streaming.

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Sony revealed the all-new PlayStation Plus in March last year complete with three subscription tiers. The highest tier is PlayStation Plus Premium ($17.99 per month / $119.99 per year), which promised cloud streaming access to PlayStation, PS2, PSP, PS3, and PS4 games via a PS4, PS5, or PC. In June this year, Sony announced(Opens in a new window) PS5 game streaming was also being added, but didn’t mention resolution options at the time.

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