New PS4 tech enables almost instant access to game library

Last Updated: July 11, 2013


The good news keeps on coming for the PS4, with the latest being that you’ll be able to access your game collection on any Playstation 4 console (such as your friend’s). What’s more, with new “Play As You Download” technology, you won’t have to wait for the entire game to download and install before you can start playing!

Neil Brown, Sony’s research and development senior team leader, said the following during his speech at the Develop in Brighton conference in London:

You can visit your friend’s house, 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.