Sony announced in June that it was testing the ability to stream PS5 games from the cloud. Now, select users can stream games to a PS5 console at up to 4K resolution. Users worldwide have received invitations to join the public beta test.
A user going by the name of @rdmetz on X posted a screenshot of the mail he received from Sony, which invited him to try out the PS5 Public Beta system software update alongside the ability to stream games. Another gamer named ArashiGames says you can choose between 720p, 1080, 1440p, and 2160p (4K) resolutions.
Moreover, games automatically load your cloud saves so your data stays whenever you try to stream a game to PS5. He further mentions that a new section in the PS+ menu for streaming PS5 games is live, and games such as God of War: Ragnarok work well. Some more titles, including Horizon Forbidden West, Fortnite, Destiny 2, and Death Stranding, are also available.
When the test began back in June of this year, Sony said that “PS5 titles from the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog and Game Trials, as well as supported digital PS5 titles that players own,” would be available for streaming and that it would add additional games eventually. Currently, only PS Plus subscribers can use the ability to stream games to PS5 in up to 4K resolution.
Meanwhile, Sony seems to have another gaming-related project in development called ‘Project Q’ which is a handheld gaming device similar to Nintendo Switch. It is currently unclear whether or not the same ability to stream games (that too in 4K resolution) would be available on this gaming device.