Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent that will enable the streaming of video games utilizing a community of NVMe SSDs. These are the identical storage drives used within the PS5, which may imply that PS5 video games will come to Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service sooner or later.

First reported by Dualshockers, the patent for “Ultra High-Speed Low-Latency Network Storage” particulars the method of storing a number of copies of video games and save information throughout a number of storage drives—a course of generally utilized in video game streaming companies. Specifically, the patented community would find a way to maintain observe of the completely different information blocks saved on the drives and entry them instantly, which is among the the reason why the PS5’s inside SSD options sooner loading occasions than the PS4. In quick, the streaming community would find a way to sustain with the PS5’s information switch speeds and open up the potential for streaming PS5 video games.

Several rumors have surfaced previously of a possible “response” to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, which at the moment boasts an energetic person base of 18 million gamers. Sony lately began 1080p streaming on PlayStation Now again in April and is probably going bringing the service to New Zealand and Australia. Additionally, Sony introduced {that a} complete of five Final Fantasy games would come to the service over the course of a number of months, and has been including another hard-hitters over the past couple of months.

Notably, the patent was initially filed again in April, across the identical time because the 1080p streaming replace. If something, the brand new patent proves that Sony is constant to work on its streaming infrastructure by future-proofing the corporate’s streaming service community for the subsequent era. Sony has additionally hinted at more announcements relating the PlayStation Now, in addition to a partnership with Microsoft to make the most of its Azure cloud infrastructure.

While the patent alone isn’t an excessive amount of to write house about, it may portend some slightly massive PlayStation Now developments sooner or later.

[Source: Dualshockers; Via: VGC]