PlayStation 4 can dynamically alter the order in which game data is downloaded (and how data is installed off a Blu-ray disc) based on the popularity of particular modes or tracks, it's been revealed.
"Players will be able to select whether to install Killzone: Shadow Fall's single-player campaign or multiplayer component first, for example." Ah man that's actually amazing. That would save me a lot of time alone if I was eager for instance, to jump into the multiplayer mode first. Definitely a welcome feature.
People already knew that from PS4 UI video
Ah yeah I remember now. It'll be good though with the way PSN prioritises these elements. I'm more of a MP gamer so if PSN can understand that and download MP portions of games first, that would be really handy.
With so many rumours, half truths and misinformation it's easy to miss the real facts. I wasn't aware of this, it's pretty cool.
See, now THIS is what I call a USEFUL gaming feature. :)
Imagine playing Battlefield online with your friends while having the next battlefield downloading in the background. One word SWWWWWIIIIITTTTCCCCCCCHHHHHHHH LMAO
Ah, a Fresh Prince fan. http://youtu.be/uzUozo1628U
And all of this was described in the article by a DriveClub dev without using the word Cloud. Sweet.
Maybe I'll just save some hard drive space and skip out on BF4 single player all together... Lol who needs it? Couldn't even finish BF3 campaign, but god knows I ranked up most of the multiplayer classes to their full extent.
What I want to know is, can I download while playing online. The PS3 stops downloading while you're online even on my fibre connection.
Yes it has been confirmed.
I know it's a pain, but it's just to give you the best speed possible. Upload speed is actually the most important when gaming.
Installing from Blu Ray? I was hoping that was behind us.
It runs quicker off of a hard drive which is why games install off of the disc. The consoles are more powerful so games will install quicker and it seems like you can choose if you want to install multiplayer or single player first so once that one is ready to go your good. It'll boast the frame rate and stop things like texture popping happening so the games will look and play better then if they were just running off of the disc.
If you can play the game while it's still downloading and past a certain %, that I can only assume that the console can activly transer data from the BlueRay to the hard drive while your playing, so you won't be sitting through the install as long if at all. Will just have to wait and see.
It does pull info off the BluRay and put it on HDD for faster loading. There will also be zlib decompression hardware. So games are expected to be fully zlib compressed on PSN & on BluRay to save space and reduce download time, and to jam more data into 50GB - then the data gets decompressed on-the-fly off the BluRay disc. So, it's moving >27mb/s off the disc when that 27mb is probably holding 50-150mb of uncompressed data. So the BluRay's slow 6x is made up for, and the PlayGO really is being pushed along by the on-the-fly decompression hw.
I Think I read somewhere that installation from disks happens automatically and instantly (so you can get into games quickly) - a lot of data is shifted instantaneously. Not sure about this but I will try and find the article. Edit: found it: http://www.computerandvideo...
This is a brilliant feature! The ps4 is going to blow our minds.
I find it a very convenient feature, "Brilliant" is a bit of a stretch for me.
One of the golden features of the PS4, no doubt. Honestly, while it's nice to hear the fact that it will do this, I can't wait to experience it first hand myself. This will truly be a next-gen feature!
I like this feature and i know some are excited but lets not get carried away with so called " true next gen feature" its just a good feature to have. It isnt anything revolutionary!
Where have you seen this used before?
@ transporter. Its not about seeing it before cause i havent. But its not something im salivating about when i think of features on PS4. And that could just be me. I hate game installs of any kind so maybe thats why i dont care!
This feature reduces the impact of installs on the customer. Should hopefully apply to patches, firmware and psn downloads as well.
This is just one of those convient features that will actually be used alot. And I'm pretty sure I can speak for most gamers out there when I say we want games,updates and media available now not later.
Its just not good enough, I want to play it yesterday, not now!!
What about the pay model for it I wonder? So can I just pay Half the price if I wanted multiplayer? If true that would be cool! It's also opens the door for people to slowly want a Steam like service, where games are download only. $30 dollars for multiplayer/ singleplayer standalone, would be the hottest feature for next gen. A game like Call of Duty will benefit from this, cause more people buy it for multiplayer.
no, because everyone that buys COD (ok 98%) only do so for the multiplayer, so in that sense they'd be making half of what they do now. How is that beneficial? And you could say more people will buy it now since it's half price, but how many more people can buy a COD game? Over a billion every game. It'll never happen, developers/publishers want all the money they can get.
KZ3 offered a multiplayer only download if a man isn't mistaken
If this would be xbox one feature I would say that this pretty cool but not inportant, so I'm going to say the same thing about this ps4 feature
Wow this is awesome news hope its true :)
Can't wait to get my hands on my PS4, first thing i'm doing is going to the store to download every F2P game on the market then play inFamous or knack while it downloads, AUGH! it's going to be like Christmas!
Its gonna have to be like after Christmas, because infamous doesn't come out until next year.
i think you missed the point, and i plan on getting it a few months after with my tax return
Making gaming- better.
The PS4 just keeps getting better and better, the console will blow our minds if not already (and it isn't even out yet).....Sony has pimp slapped us all into console greatness and next gen, we take the hit with joy and while giving sony our money gladly too.....lol
amazing, cant wait.
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