PS5 game streaming is in the works, exclusively for PS Plus subscribers

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 gameplay screenshot
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PS5 cloud-based game streaming is undergoing testing at Sony, and will eventually be available for PS Plus subscribers.

Sony's head of subscriptions Nick Maguire was recently interviewed by, where he revealed the feature is in development. PS5 games being played over the cloud could very soon to be a possibility, but don't assume every PS5 game will automatically be available to play on the go.

Right now at least, Sony says both PlayStation Plus Game Catalog titles and games that have trial on PS Plus will be available to play via the cloud. Additionally, some "supported" digital PS5 games will be compatible with the new cloud feature, but Maguire don't specify which games these are.

"I don't have any more to share about it today because we're in the testing phase and will provide more updates once it's ready," Maguire said of the forthcoming feature, adding only that Sony is "very excited about it."

From the sounds of things, it seems as though testing for PS5 cloud streaming is going pretty well internally at Sony. That could be a pretty good indication that the feature might be launching relatively sooner rather than later, but we'll have to stay tuned for further information.

Last month in May, Sony revealed the PlayStation Project Q, a remote play-dedicated handheld device, perfect for playing PS5 games on the go via streaming. It was a little strange PlayStation wasn't using this device for cloud-based gaming, and now we know why - it's still very much in the testing phase.

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a look at some of the future exclusives we could very well be playing on the go.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.