I PS5 games may soon join the catalog of PlayStation Now, or at least that’s what a recent one seems to suggest patent registered by Sony, which aims at a substantial evolution of the subscription service, with a greater speed of data management in the cloud.
The PlayStation Now catalog currently focuses on PS4 games and previous generations to enjoy both streaming and downloading them directly on your console, while PS5 titles still do not find space in the game deposit available to those who pay the subscription.
The problem could be related to the inability to use the hardware components of PS5 to make the games dedicated to Sony’s next gen console work through the servers of the PlayStation Now service, considering the famous scarcity of components which also leads to the difficulty of finding PS5 available on the market.
One of the biggest bottlenecks could be data management, considering the PS5 is based on its famous Super fast SSD, difficult to replicate through cloud gaming with convincing results.
However, a recent patent registered by Sony speaks of “Ultra High-Speed Low-Latency Network Storage”, that is a data storage and management system at particularly high speed and with very low latency.
The system in question appears to be based on various SSDs NVMe arranged in parallel, capable of sorting the workload from one to another and thus allowing a considerable acceleration in data transmission for remote users. While no specific reference is made to PS5, such a system should allow the use of PS5 games on PlayStation Now, while solving the hurdle of data handling speed.
The patent emerged in recent days but was registered already in April, so the system seems to have been in the works for some time, but it could still take several months before we see it in action, as long as it really corresponds to a practical initiative by the company.
In essence, this would be a maneuver similar to that adopted by Microsoft when it replaced the xCloud blade servers with the hardware of the Xbox Series X, thus allowing a gaming experience. next gen, but we await any developments on the matter. Meanwhile, we remember the games introduced in September 2021 for PlayStation Now subscribers.