Sony will begin rolling out support for 1080p HD streaming on PlayStation Now starting this week, increasing streaming quality from the previous limit of 720p.
For the uninitiated, this is Sony’s cloud gaming service, allowing you to play on PS5, PS4, or Windows PC. The news will come soon:
The launch will take place in the coming weeks in Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan, where PlayStation Now is available.
In its tweet, Sony says support for “1080p compatible games” will be implemented, but has not yet shared a list of games that will be able to reach the highest resolution.
Allowing some PlayStation Now games to stream at 1080p puts the service on par with some of Sony’s cloud game competitors. For example, Amazon’s Luna already runs at 1080p, while Google’s Stadia can reach 4K resolution. Microsoft is also currently testing 1080p support for Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud).
Obviously, to fully enjoy the best possible gaming experience, you will need to have a good internet connection. For the moment, playing Titles Streaming Playstation on console or PC does not give any problem, but the increase in resolution from 720p to 1080p is undoubtedly a substantial step: if everything went well it would be a really important improvement, also from the point of view that Sooner or later , this service can also reach the App Store.
However, for the moment, we remind you that the current rules for publishing in the App Store do not allow you to publish applications for video games in real time. That is why, to date, there are no services like GeForce Now, xCloud, PS Now and Google Stadia in the Apple store. In any case, it is possible to completely bypass the App Store and offer streaming game services over the Internet, as Nvidia and, in recent days, Microsoft have already done.
To date, only Apple Arcade does not violate Apple’s rules, because it does not offer streaming games:
Games offered in a subscription must be owned or exclusively licensed by the developer (for example, not part of a game publishing platform). Each game must be downloaded directly from the App Store, must be designed to avoid double payments by the subscriber, and must not harm non-subscribing customers.
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