Sony has started testing cloud streaming for ‘supported PS5 games’. The company announced that the feature will be available only to PS Plus Premium/ Deluxe users and will allow gamers to directly stream certain PS5 games — including those in the Game Catalog and Game Trials — without having to go through the route of downloading them.
The project is still in its early stages, with no titles announced as of yet, but PlayStation has promised ‘as many games as possible’. The announcement follows Sony’s announcement of Project Q, its latest portable device, which also uses comparable technologies. The publisher also released a lengthy list of 27 free games that will be available this month to PS Plus Extra and Deluxe customers.
“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,” Jim Ryan, CEO, of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) stated in an interview, pledging aggressive cloud gaming plans.
Previously, the company experimented with the technology by way of PlayStation Now, before it got packaged with the revised PS Plus. The Project Q handheld device was unveiled last week at the PlayStation Showcase event, with an 8-inch 1080p screen flanked on either side by a button layout and analogue sticks similar to the PS5 DualSense controller. The device will allow you to stream games from your PS5 system through Remote Play or Wi-Fi, and it is expected to be released sometime next year – which explains this new, previously unannounced development.
PS Plus Game Catalog for June
In addition, Sony has also announced the complete list of games coming to the PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe/ Premium catalogue, this month. These games will be available to claim from next week, on June 20. Far Cry 6 is leading the pack as the biggest AAA freebie, transporting you to the fictional tropical island of Yara, where corruption and political strikes overrun the streets.
Take on the role of a seasoned rebel and embark on an open-world journey to defy its tyrannical tyrant Antón Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito) through inventive gunplay, crafting, and other means. Far Cry 6 will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. On the same day, Rogue Legacy 2, a cartoonish rogue-lite with persistent deceased heirs — no permadeath — will be released for the first time on PlayStation.
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, you can choose your favorite turtle and enter cruel brawls, unleashing combos on the Foot Clan, Triceraton Warriors, and more. If you want to go for the classic look, it also supports both online and offline couch co-op.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided transports you to a dystopian 2029 in which mechanically modified humans are considered misfits. In order to uncover a plot, players must assume the role of returning protagonist Adam Jensen and negotiate a world that has grown to despise his kind. It will be
released on the PlayStation 4.
Another important addition is Killing Floor 2, where you descend into continental Europe following an outbreak, infesting the streets with zombie-like specimens and forcing governments to collapse. The gameplay is similar to that of a zombie shooter, with hordes attacking you in waves until it culminates in a spectacular boss fight. Then there’s Inscryption, a roguelike deck-builder game that combines aspects of escape-room riddles and psychological horror as you strive to unravel the mysteries hidden behind the walls of the enigmatic dealer Leshy’s cabin.
While the official PlayStation Blog regularly mentions these games, the PS UK Twitter account tweeted the whole list this time. From June 20 onwards, the following titles will be accessible exclusively to PS Plus Extra and Deluxe subscribers (PS Plus Deluxe is known as PS Plus Premium in some markets). To mention a few titles from last month’s repertoire, there was Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Dishonored 2.
- Far Cry 6
- Rogue Legacy 2
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Killing Floor 2
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York
- Hundred Days: Winemaking Simulator
- A Hat in Time
- Dodgeball Academia
- The Wild at Heart
- Redout 2
- MX vs ATV Legends
- PAW Patrol Mighty Pups: Save Adventure Bay!
- My Friend Peppa Pig
- DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace
- The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition
- Elex 2
In India, the PlayStation Plus Deluxe subscription costs Rs. 849 per month, while the PlayStation Plus Extra subscription costs Rs. 749 per month.