Sony has announced that they will begin rolling out support for 1080p streaming on the cloud game service PlayStation Now beginning this week, increasing the streaming quality from the cloud gaming service’s previous 720p cap. This is a big leap.
In a tweet, Sony said:
“The rollout will occur over the next several weeks across Europe, US, Canada, and Japan, where PlayStation Now is available.”
PlayStation Now will begin rolling out support for streaming 1080p capable games this week.
The rollout will occur over the next several weeks across Europe, US, Canada, and Japan, where PlayStation Now is available. pic.twitter.com/OEHWHtMTw8
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 22, 2021
However, Sony has yet to specify which games can hit 1080p. PlayStation Now is actually a bit late to the party, considering that Amazon’s Luna already supports 1080p, while Google’s Stadia can hit up to a whopping 4K resolution. Meanwhile, Microsoft is testing 1080p support for Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud). Another problem is that PlayStation Now is not yet available in many countries.