January 13th, 2023 at 8:32 a.m. by Claus Ludewig – The PS5 firmware 7.00 is said to be going into beta testing in January. With the new software for the Playstation 5, PS5 games should also be streamed for the first time. There is also another piece of news that is eagerly awaited.
The new game subscription called Playstation Plus has been available since June 2022. The previously existing online services Playstation Plus and Playstation Now will be merged. So far, cloud gaming on PC is only included in the most expensive tariff Playstation Plus Premium. However, no PS5 games are streamed, only selected, older Playstation titles that have been released for Playstation 4 and 3. With the upcoming system update 7.00, the Playstation 5 should have the option of streaming PS5 games to the PC, for example, if you are a premium subscriber.
Discord integration is coming to Playstation 5
If leaker Tom Henderson has his way, the new system software 7.00 should go into beta testing in January and be rolled out in March. In addition to the integration of cloud gaming, there should also be an integration of Discord, so that voice chat will be available after several months of waiting. Compared to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, Sony users have a bitter pill to swallow. After all, innovations like God of War Ragnarök are not included in the game subscription at the same time as the Microsoft counterpart. If you want to play the latest Sony games such as Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West & Co., you have to be patient, as Sony decides when and how long a title will be part of Playstation Plus. Sony itself offers three different game subscriptions that build on each other:
Playstation Plus Essential is the starting point and contains the previous PS Plus, i.e. two free Playstation games to download per month, online multiplayer, cloud savegames and discounts in the Playstation Store and at selected online shops. Price: 8.99 euros per month / 24.99 euros quarterly / 59.99 euros per year. Playstation Plus Extra offers all the advantages of the Essential tariff and supplements it with up to 400 older PS4 and PS5 games selected by Sony , which are either made by Playstation Studios or by third parties such as e.g. B. EA. Price: 13.99 euros per month / 39.99 euros quarterly or 99.99 euros per year. Playstation Plus Premium includes the Essential and Extra tariffs and expands them with cloud gaming. Consequently, the Premium plan is the successor to Playstation Now, offering the ability to stream up to 340 older Playstation titles selected by Sony over the internet connection. There are also selected original Playstation, PS2 and PSP games to download for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. Time-limited test versions of games are also included in this tariff. Price: €16.99 per month / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 per year.
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Collection for the possible cloud streaming of games for the Playstation 5:
According to leaker Tom Henderson, the beta for Playstation 5 firmware 7.00 could be released in January. In addition to an integration of Discord, the new software should enable cloud gaming. So far, subscribers to Playstation Plus Premium can stream Playstation games on the PC, for example, but only selected PS4 or PS3 games. PS5 games should also be able to be streamed in the future. PS5 firmware 7.00 may be released in March 2023.