Sony has announced plans to roll out cloud streaming for PlayStation 5 games.
The feature, which is currently being tested, will be offered as an additional benefit for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers.
It will include PS5 games from the PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue and Game Trials, plus supported digital PS5 titles that players own.
“When this feature launches, cloud game streaming for supported PS5 titles will be available for use directly on your PS5 console,” Sony said. “That means as a Premium member, it’ll be easier to jump into your favorite games without downloading them first onto your PS5 console.”
It added: “As more games continue to launch on the PS5 console, we look forward to adding cloud streaming capability for PS5 titles in addition to the PS3, PS4 and classic titles that are already available for Premium members to stream.
“We’re in the early stages right now, and we can’t wait to share more details when we’re ready, including a launch time frame.”
Last month, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said PlayStation was gearing up to reveal “aggressive plans” in the cloud gaming space.
“We observe mobility in gaming habits to be an increasingly important trend, and the cloud will be fundamental to allowing us, or indeed anybody else, to exploit that trend,” he said.
“We do have some fairly interesting and quite aggressive plans to accelerate our initiatives in the space of the cloud that will unfold over the course of the coming months.”
More recently, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said technical issues remain with cloud-based gaming, calling the technology “very tricky” but a challenge “we want to take on”.