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access_time July 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM in News by Dragos Dobre

PlayStation 4’s digital library of games can be accessed anywhere and anytime


It’s now official, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is again one step ahead of Xbox One when it comes to features that ensure players mobility and reliability. Sony’s R&D senior team leader, Neil Brown, revealed today how players can access their games from the digital library when they visit friends and use their PS4.

“You can visit your friends house you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.”

He also added the following: “A similar system also works on Blu-ray, chunks are automatically copied to the hard drive in the background. This means that after the first few minutes your game can rely on having faster read speeds from the hard drive. Which provides a better experience for players, and this is a completely background process for the player. They don’t have to wait for anything to install before playing the game. The game will launch as soon as the disk has been put in the drive.”

He’s statement is pretty self explanatory but I’ll run you through quick: you can access your games from any PlayStation 4 console in a matter of seconds and you can play the game as fast as a button push as the games will be downloaded in background as you play.

That means that you will no longer spend several hours downloading a game before getting a chance to play it. Good job on this Sony!

Source: Official PlayStation Magazine


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