Top News This Week

April 16, 2014 - Sony Sells Their Square Enix Shares Sony plans on selling their entire stake in Square ... | April 15, 2014 - Nintendo Releases Princess Peach WiiMote Plus Next Week First, Nintendo released a special edition Mario a ... | April 15, 2014 - Harmonix Teases Rock Band On Next Gen Consoles  PAX East was held this past weekend and the shot ... | April 14, 2014 - Watch Dogs Wii U May Be Out in the Fall Watch Dogs for the Wii U may have been unofficiall ... | April 14, 2014 - Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Wants To Dunk On Consoles Back in March, Big Deez Productions launched an In ... | April 14, 2014 - Watch Dogs To Run At 1080p On PS4 In the latest update to resolutiongate, the cinem ... | April 14, 2014 - PAX South Announced, Will Debut in San Antonio, Texas With this weekend’s past PAX East being held ... | April 14, 2014 - Killer Instinct Gets Fulgore And Story Mode The Xbox One’s free to play fighter, Killer ... | April 14, 2014 - Kickstarter Launched For Outcast Reboot Fresh3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign to cre ... | April 11, 2014 - Weekly News Rundown: Bruce Lee, Borderlands, & Super Smash Bros. Detailed! Happy Friday, and salutations gamers and gamerett ... |

PS4 Digital Library Will be Accessible From Any Console

0
Posted July 12, 2013 by Kat in News
sony-playstation-4-xl

Sony has announced that the upcoming PlayStation 4 will have a feature that allows players to access their digital library from any console.  As was explained by Sony R&D senior team leader Neil Brown at the Develop conference in London, this process was made possible due to Play As You Download.  That particular feature, of course, means that players don’t have to wait for a digital download of a game to complete and install before starting the game, but can instead start in on the first part while the game download continues in the background.  Brown also went on to specify that this means if a player is visiting a friend’s house and wants to play one of their own digital games, they’ll have the ability to log onto the PS4 with their own account, and access any game in their digital library.

This feature could potentially see an increase in the amount of digital game sales, in spite of Sony’s firm instance on their commitment to hard copy sales, as demonstrated by their used games policies for the PS4 announced at E3 (the ones that specifically went against the then-controversial policies being implemented by Microsoft).  It could also potentially play a significant role in the sharing and showing of games between friends, as this particular process actually makes the enabling of showing a game for another friend not only possible, but easier.

Both the PS4 and Xbox One have been breaking records in their pre-orders since more details were announced for both consoles at last month’s E3.  Gamestop and Amazon have both halted pre-orders for the PS4, while the Gamestop website claims that they are currently sold out.  Though this likely already means that the system could be difficult to buy come release day (unless you already have that pre-order) features like this could help even further in improving the already-positive forecast for the next-gen system.

Source: IGN


About the Author

Kat

Kat aspires to be the ultimate crazy cat lady. But until that day comes, she remains faithfully committed to her PS3 and Wii, and spends far too much time online arguing about Star Trek. She can also occasionally be found posting under the pseudonym AmaltheaElanor.

0 Comments



Be the first to comment!


Leave a Response

(required)


Around the Network
Black OPs Annihilation Double XP Weekend
PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards Nominees Revealed
The Soapbox: Pay to Play and Micropayments
Sonic Boom Announced, Sonic: Lost World Ships 640,000 Copies
Layoffs Hit Sony's UK Studios