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Rumor | Tenuous PlayStation 5 rumor claims the new PS Store UI will allow instant demo game-playing on the PS5 console

The PlayStation Store could be getting thoroughly revamped for the PS5. (Image source: Alfa Beta Juega)
The PlayStation Store could be getting thoroughly revamped for the PS5. (Image source: Alfa Beta Juega)
A new PlayStation 5 rumor has started catching considerable attention on social media. Apparently, PS5 owners would be able to access the overhauled PS Store user interface and playtest games immediately without having to wait for lengthy downloads. The system would give gamers the opportunity to try out titles in a similar way to playing a demo before making a purchase.
Daniel R Deakin,

A very tenuous rumor about the PlayStation 5 has been posted on Twitter that has excited many expectant fans in regard to its possible veracity. Naturally, it would be wise to have a pinch of salt to hand, as there is no named source for the information and the account itself offers scant additional details.

According to the original poster, the PS5’s updated PS Store user interface would let gamers search through all the titles available and try them instantaneously without any tedious waiting times interfering with the enjoyment. It’s basically streaming (as Sony already offers with PS Now), but it seems to be streaming at an unprecedented level for a console with additional features.

The tweet (see below) continues to detail that no “traditional downloading” would be necessary, giving PS5 gamers the opportunity to thoroughly test a game and decide if they want to make a full purchase or not. If a purchase is made, then a complete download of the title can be made afterwards.

Such a utility for the PS5 would likely be affected by network connection speeds and SSD storage capacities, and without any sources listed the claim itself is spurious. However, many PlayStation fans are expecting a considerable reworking of the current user interface for the next-gen console, so there is always the possibility this instant demo game-playing feature could end up being a welcome reality.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05- 1 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.