Sony’s strategy of putting the gaming first in its next-gen gaming console, the PlayStation 4 has really paid off in the last couple of months. Now the company is taking this approach even further by allowing users of the PlayStation 4 to access their digital library of purchased games on any console.
This is all is according to a UK-based official Playstation magazine’s post. Neil Brown, Sony’s R&D senior manager outlined the process:
“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.”
Mr. Brown went on to explain how the same system means waiting times for games to install will also be a thing of the past:
“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.”
No actual release dates have been confirmed yet but Sony is supposedly aiming to release the Playstation 4 during the holiday season this year.