The PS5. So shiiinyy...
A recent system update for PlayStation 4 had several news outlets including Eurogamer and IGN buzzing about the new "PS5 Remote Play" app that has started appearing for European users after the update. It seems that in order to keep its last-gen console relevant in users' homes, Sony has engineered the PS5 so that it can be streamed to a PS4 console.
Via wifi, this new app will let users stream games installed on their PS5 to another television in the house that's connected to a PS4. The streaming options appear to contain a range of resolutions (from 540p to 1080p), which is good if your wifi struggles to stream higher quality video. The downside is that there is no 4K remote-play streaming option available (for now).
If you already own a PS4 and want to be able to enjoy your PS5 games on multiple TVs in your home without having to move the console around, then this option, however niche, is pretty awesome. It's worth mentioning, however, that streaming a PS5 game to the PS4 won't quite grant you the same experience; in addition to being unable to support 4K streaming, the PS4 controllers don't have the same kind of haptics and adaptive triggers that the PS5's new DualSense controller has.
While it's possible that Sony may include full DualSense support for the PS4 when using the Remote Play app, there hasn't been any promises made of that at this time. If you haven't seen the app pop up on your PS4 yet, don't worry - this appears to be a part of a gradual roll out!
The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12, 2020 - hey, that's tomorrow - at retailers globally. Are you getting a PS5 and do you think you'll keep your PS4 around instead of kicking it to the curb? Let us know!
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