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PS4 Digital Library Will be Accessible From Any Console

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Posted July 12, 2013 by Kat in News
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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


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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.

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