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”.
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“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.”