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Until now any game streamed on PlayStation Now was only at 720p resolution, but Sony confirmed today on Twitter that this will be changing.
1080p streaming will start this week and begin to roll out across Europe, the US, Canada and Japan over the course of the next couple of weeks.
Sony slashed PlayStation Now prices in October 2019 in a bid to be more competitive with rival streaming services. It also began adding “blockbuster” games each month, which are available for a limited time.
Despite this, the service continues to lag behind Microsoft‘s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which also offers a streaming service on top of its selection of downloadable games. This is currently available on Android devices but beta tests started this week for PC and Apple devices.
Xbox Game Pass hit over 18 million subscribers at the start of 2021, but Microsoft has not specified how many of these are Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions.