PlayStation Now: Game streaming in 1080p in the new update

PlayStation Now: Game streaming in 1080p in the new update

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PlayStation Now subscribers look forward to streaming quality in 1080p FullHD resolution. Sony will update the feature for Europe, USA, Canada and Japan in the next few weeks. With PS Now you can stream classic games on your PS5 or PlayStation 4 in a limited 720p HDready resolution. That should change with the new update for the streaming service. Games that support the 1080p feature will in future be streamed to users' screens in Full HD. Sony has not yet announced when exactly the update will be available in Germany.

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The annual subscription to the PlayStation Now streaming service costs EUR 59.99. The complete games catalog, which also includes PS4 games, can be found on Here you simply use the search function to rummage through. Popular PlayStation 4 games include Horizon Zero Dawn, Fallout 4 and the Quantic Dream games Detroid Become Human and more. Unfortunately, the original version of Demon's Souls is missing in the selection of PlayStation 3 games.

Sony's PlayStation Now cloud gaming service will soon support 1080p streaming

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Sony will start rolling out support for 1080p streaming (aka Full HD) on PlayStation Now from this week, thus levelling up the streaming quality of its cloud gaming service’s current 720p cap.

The Japanese gaming giant shared the news in a tweet on its official PlayStation account, which reads: “The rollout will occur over the next several weeks across Europe, US, Canada, and Japan, where PlayStation Now is available”.

As first noted by The Verge, Sony has yet to share a list of games that can actually be streamed in the higher resolution, but says support will soon roll out for “1080p capable games”. 

Granting some PlayStation Now games 1080p streaming will bring the cloud gaming service up on a par with several of Sony’s competitors. Amazon’s Luna currently maxes out at 1080p, although Google’s Stadia can hit up to a 4K resolution. Microsoft, meanwhile, is currently trialling 1080p support for xCloud, its Xbox cloud gaming offering launched in September last year. 


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