Sony: Play digital PS4 games anywhere

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Upcoming console plans to open up digital libraries for playing at friends'.

Sony has unveiled its plans to enable games to access their PlayStation 4 digital library of games from anywhere.

While talking at the Develop conference in Brighton, Sony's R&D senior team leader, Neil Brown, promised that digitally downloaded games will be available on the road when playing on friends' PS4s.

“You can visit your friends house you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good,” he commented, revealing that Sony's streaming service would enable people to play games while they 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. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.”

According to Brown, this technology will enable gamers to benefit from faster loading times of hard drive-based games without having to go through a laborious install process to play.

“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,” he explained.

“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.”

Via OPM.

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