Top News This Week

October 8, 2015 - What’s New on the Nintendo eShop 10/8/15 Happy Thursday one and all! It’s time for th ... | October 8, 2015 - Sony Officially Announces PS4 Price Cut to $349 + Holiday Bundle Packs THE DREAM IS REAL! Sony has officially announced t ... | October 8, 2015 - Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition Out Now BioWare has officially launched their Game of the ... | October 7, 2015 - Tekken 7 Coming to Console in 2016 Hey there GP Fans!!! Since Tekken 7 was originally ... | October 7, 2015 - HoloLens Development Kit Costs $3000 Microsoft has revealed further details about their ... | October 6, 2015 - The Legend of Zelda is Coming to Late Night Television More and more each day, we see video games become ... | October 6, 2015 - The PlayStation Update 10/6/15 Hey there GP Fans! Kenesu here with another instal ... | October 6, 2015 - Bungie Announces Microtransactions for Destiny Bungie has officially announced a new edition to D ... | October 5, 2015 - UPDATE: Ubisoft Teases New Game with a Live Video Stream UPDATE AS OF 6PM CST: The cave wall is still being ... | October 5, 2015 - PS4 in for a Possible Price Drop, According to Retailer’s Site Hey there GP Fans!!! Since the PS4 originally came ... |

PS4 Digital Library Will be Accessible From Any Console

Posted July 12, 2013 by Kat in News

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 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.

Around the Network
Game Review of The Cave
Titanfall Cloud Usage Explained
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Now On PlayStation 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider Will Be Xbox Exclusive
The PlayStation Update For 11/18/2014