Sony may have just dropped the first details on the PS5, but it seems the company has a few hidden tricks up its sleeve when it comes to the future of PlayStation gaming.

According to a recently accepted United States Patent and Trademark Office patent (spotted Digital Trends) filed by Sony back in 2014, the company is working on a "system for combining recorded application state with application streaming interactive video output".

In other words, a cloud gaming service which could rival the Google Stadia and could potentially launch with the PS5.

What it means, in laymen's terms, is that players could stream a game through a hosting server.

So if you have a device that connects to the internet, be that a mobile device, console, or PC, you can connect to that server and the game you're wanting to play will be streamed to your monitor or screen, allowing can play using your preferred input device.

Rather than downloading a game, it is instead streamed directly to your device and you would play real-time, cutting the need to delete games to make storage room on your device and reducing the hardware requirements - although you wouldn't technically own the title.

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