Sony: Your Digital PS4 Games Can be Enjoyed at a Friend’s House, Streamed for Quick Access
Posted on July 12, 2013 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
You might not be able to sell digital games on either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but Sony has announced that where its console is concerned, it has no problem allowing you to play your games at a friend’s house. The process is simple: log into your account on your friend’s PS4, find the game, and hit X to play. Not bad, huh?
Of course, not everyone has a super-fast Internet connection, and even if they did, you might not want to wait a half-an-hour or more just to get into the action. For that reason, Sony has apparently made developers design their games in such a way that they can be played while being streamed to the console. Some MMOs on the PC, such as Trion Worlds’ Rift, have allowed you to do this for a while, but this is a first for a console.
We’d assume that if you happened to want to jump into a later part of a game, which wouldn’t likely to be downloaded earlier on, the game will probably switch priority to that specific part of the game. You’re definitely going to experience some delays here, but the delays you do experience will be far improved over having to wait for an entire game to download.
I’d still love to see the ability to sell or trade your digital games, but this is definitely one perk that’s nice to see. Microsoft, you listening?