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Sony will let you stream PS5 games starting this month

Sony is on a bit of an announcement spree this week. After unveiling the PS5 Slim last night, today the company is officially announcing the launch of PS5 Game Streaming, finally allowing customers to stream PS5 titles without having to download them. 

While on Xbox, Cloud Game Streaming is limited to supported titles available on Game Pass, on PlayStation, you will be able to stream supported games in your own digital library. The catch is, in order to use this feature, you will need PS+ Premium, which is also necessary for streaming older PS3-era titles. PS5 Game Streaming will also be available for Game Trials, so if you want to quickly check out a game before purchasing, and don't want to sit through a lengthy download, you can skip straight to the action – as long as your internet connection is up to it.

PS5 Game Streaming will roll out in stages, starting off in Japan on the 17th of October, Europe on the 23rd of October and the US starting on the 30th of October. We don't have the full list of supported PS5 games for streaming yet, but titles like Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11, Saints Row IV, Resident Evil 4, Dead Island 2, Genshin Impact and Fortnite will be amongst the first.

If you own DLC or other in-game items, these will also be accessible via the cloud.  Users will also have quick options to switch between quality options, allowing users to select 720p, 1080p, 1440p or 4K streaming quality at up to 60FPS, as well as toggles to enable or disable HDR.

For now, PS5 Game Streaming will be available exclusively on PS5 consoles but eventually, this offering could spread to other platforms like PC and mobile.

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KitGuru Says: From a feature standpoint, Sony's offering here is strong and has a few advantages versus Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, we'll have to wait and see how viable the underlying tech is once it becomes available to the masses. 

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