December 1, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment
At the moment there is no simple way to save your PS4 gameplay recordings as a simple video file on your PC which you can then either store and watch yourself, or upload to YouTube or some other video sharing service. There is a way to do it though, it just involves a little bit of fiddling around the the Facebook share function. Here’s how.
September 20, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment
President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has posted several very informative tidbits of Playstation 4 information to Twitter recently, covering everything from download speeds to HDMI capture and also next-generation game upgrade requirements.
First off, speaking about once you’ve successfully upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 version of a game, Yoshida-san said that while you’re playing that (digital) PS4 version, the original PS3 disc will still need to be in your Playstation 4’s disc tray.
@yosp So for PS3-PS4 game upgrade will the PS3 disc need to be in the PS4 once or will it be every time when trying to play the PS4 version?
— Jon Haeffele (@jj75XP) September 20, 2013
Next up was a question about the HDMI capture capabilities of the Playstation 4. Yoshida-san said that we won’t have them at launch but that the features be added later by a patch.
@yosp Will HDMI capture work on day 1 or is it a patch you guys will release after the ps4 launch?
— Sagman12 (@sagman12PC) September 20, 2013
Finally, someoneone complained that downloading the digital version of GTA V for their PS3 via the Playstation Network was extremely slow. Yoshida-san said that speeds would be improved once the Playstation 4 is released (and rightly so)! After all, Microsoft is talking about the cloud capabilities of the Xbox One pretty hard…
Tags: download, hdmi, ps4, q&a, upgrade, yoshida
@yosp Have been trying to download GTAV for the past 4 hours, still not over 30% completed. Hope downloading games is faster on the PS4
— Mike Johnson (@Broncosfan1915) September 20, 2013
August 12, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 1 Comment
This is probably the shortest news post we’ve ever done here at (Xbox) One Cheats, but it concerns a much-asked and very important question. Will Xbox One games be available as digital downloads from the day the are released in retail stores?
@its_Rehab_Time_ All Xbox One titles will be available as digital downloads the day they are released. Provided the console is ALSO out. 😉
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 9, 2013
This is fantastic news and will negate the need to queue up for release day launches/worry about pre-orders and availability, etc.
All you should need to do is select the game in the marketplace and wait for your download to finish. In fact, you won’t even need to wait as the Xbox One will let you play before the download has completed (it’s smart like that)!Tags: digital, download, downloads, game, install
August 6, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 2 Comments
Tidbits of information concerning many of the PS4’s “smaller features” continue to dribble out, the latest concerning the order in which game data is downloaded and installed on your console. You can check out our previous coverage on the matter here (including an overview).
Based on the popularity of particular parts of a game (i.e. single versus multiplayer, or one racing track versus another) the order in which specific game data is downloaded and installed onto your console (whether from the Playstation Network, or from Blu-Ray) can be changed, and it can be done on-the-fly.
Speaking to The Guardian, Evolution Studios’ Scott Kirkland had the following to say:
If we recognize that a majority of people take a particular path through the game that we didn’t anticipate, we could dynamically modify the default order that the digital version of the game gets pulled down in – and actually, that same technique could apply to how the data is pulled off the Blu-ray as well. We can continue to make the experience better for the player.
And if you’re not content to let someone else do all the thinking/work, the option is also there to choose specific parts to install first yourself. Like if you hate single player and wanna jump straight online – install multiplayer first.
It seems like more small features and benefits of the Playstation 4, much like this, continue to come to light as we get closer to the eventual launch of the console (exact release date still unconfirmed, by the way). Wonder what’s next…Tags: benefits, download, features, game, install
July 16, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 4 Comments
Just like their Playstation 4 owning friends, Xbox One gamers will be able to start playing their games while they’re still being downloaded to the console, Microsoft has confirmed.
In a statement to Engadget Microsoft said:
Once the required data -– a fraction of the entire game -– is on [a consumer’s] hard drive, they can jump into the action while the rest of the game finishes downloading in the background.
It means that both disc and digital games now support this “play as you download” feature, with it already being confirmed by Microsoft that while a game is being installed to the hard-drive from a disc, you can start playing it.
What will really be interesting is how much data is actually required before you can start playing. Obviously it’s going to vary (potentially very widely) game to game, but will it average out at 10% of a game’s total data, 50% or more? We’ll have to wait and see this feature in action before making judgement.Tags: download, function, games, install
July 11, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment
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:
Tags: collection, download, games, install, library
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.