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PS4 lets you play digital games at a friends house


Sony’s R&D senior team leader Neil Brown has told people at the Brighton Develop conference that you can “log into your PS4 account and play any game from your digital library”.

But how does this work? After all you don't want to be spending a whole day waiting for your game to download before you can play it. Step up 'Play As You Download'.

“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,” said Brown. “So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.”

“A similar system also works on Blu-ray,” he addded. “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.”

Sounds great.

Edited On 11 Jul, 2013

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Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
THIS is what the xbone should have done instead of the DRM bs
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
The right way to go about it really if you have a vast download collection.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
joe you might want to edit that text you put 'addded'
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah you can already do that just now can you not well at least on the 360 I have downloaded worms on the arcade from my account at a friends house so I don't see why the Xbox one would be any different. Also have they not also said you could do this with the Xbox one where before it was every game you owned because of the whole DRM thing but now it's only the digital.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Yeah, but downloading the entire game before being able to play it at a friends house is a different proposition than being able to download 10% of Killzone before you and your mates can play it at the house.
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
The Xbox one can do that as well. They both announced it at there conferences did they not?
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Can't remember. I know you can play games while installing on XBOX One, but no idea about downloading. It's still a step above the current PS3/360 way
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Xbox 360/PS3 = Download 100% and install the game. PS4 = Like Blizzard Stream install. I however wonder, how the Retail one work.
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah i reckon if one does it the other will, as long as this stops how long it takes to download patches on the PS3 that was terrible.

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