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Submitted by BozoLoco 695d ago | news

PS4 Play As You Download: What Happens If You Stop The Download?

If you want to manage your download rates and play games at the same time, what happens if you reach the point you've downloaded to? (PS4)

Update Thanks to all for pointing out how dumb this question was. Obvious answer is obvious. I'll just facepalm myself to sleep.

Credit url: mmgn.com
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GreenRanger  +   695d ago
Won't you have to download a certain amount before you begin playing?
FamilyGuy  +   695d ago
Yeah like the entire multiplayer for instance, or entire single player, or single player up till a certain story point or maps in the multiplayer. Depends on how the devs split it up.

The answer to that twitter question was obvious -_-
Caleb_H  +   695d ago
If games are 50gb then I'll just stick with discs and download them when I have the time. 6gb takes about 2 hours for me right now, I don't feel like doing the math, but I know that would make 50gb's take almost a day. My gamestop is 10mins away...
Eonjay  +   695d ago
Got to love Shu's straightforward response:

"@Gaetano_Prestia game would say you cannot play further"

LOL what else would possibly happen!
FamilyGuy  +   695d ago
Yup, just like old PS1 games stopping and saying "Please insert disc 2". I really wonder what this guy thought would possibly happen other than this...
UltimateMaster  +   695d ago
The question is; if something stops, will it stop?
The answer is; Duh!? Of course it will.
MurDocINC  +   694d ago
Better question is when will Steam implement this feature?
jadenkorri  +   694d ago
HOW THE HELL IS THIS NEWS. Let alone how did such a dumb question get asked on twitter. Ok,I'm done, this site is getting so bad, its beyond bad. I have no words to describe this site anymore It used to be a great site but now is all about hits than news.. I realize its been like that for awhile but still. Was hoping to get better. Yes I was naive, but hopeful.
kayoss  +   694d ago
If you stop the download and try to play it afterward. The apocalypse begin.
showtimefolks  +   694d ago
its like asking what would happen if i turn off my console wile playing a game disk, lol
PoSTedUP  +   695d ago
your Xbox blows up and it makes a Wii U cry.

i already explained this through tetrahedral physics in the other article regading split dementions and whatnot.
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Hufandpuf  +   695d ago
Yes yes, I remember. Very interesting reading I must say.
PoSTedUP  +   695d ago
thank you, im writing a book titled "the download time of travel" :p be sure to check it out on the Ebook store. xd
sAVAge_bEaST  +   694d ago
It all breaks down to the flower of life, and the 64 tetrahedra matrix.
s8anicslayer  +   695d ago
Isn't that kind of a dumb question to ask? If you paused the download and played to the point you paused to where on earth would the data for that game be for you to play any further? It's not streaming your downloading it.
Elimin8  +   695d ago
"where on earth would the data for that game be for you to play any further?"

lol... IKR?!
KONAAs  +   695d ago
maybe he taught the ps4 would make up the ending of the game, or a clofhanger ending, like if ut download stops in chapter 3 then ur fucked till the sequel comes out
DigitalRaptor  +   695d ago
So Yoshida confirmed that it will prompt a message telling you you can't play any further until more has downloaded? That's reasonable enough, until Gaikai lets you stream the entire thing.
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hesido  +   694d ago
Streaming the portion while downloading the game, if that's what you mean, should easily prevent the download, or the download would prevent the stream, unless you have gazillionobit/sec connection, which, in such a case, means you'd need to wait for a few more minutes anyway.

So no, streaming the game from Gaikai while the game downloads in the background. It just doesn't make sense.
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xhi4  +   695d ago
No sh1t.
Xsilver  +   695d ago
what did people expect i mean seriously its common sense.
ginsunuva  +   695d ago
What happens if you're driving and you turn off the car?
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ironfist92  +   695d ago | Funny
car would say you cannot drive further
Bathyj  +   695d ago
If you stop the download you cant defeat the final Boss.
wenaldy  +   695d ago
You have to download certain partition of the game, if it meets the condition you'll be allowed to play in certain point, if it doesn't you'll be reminded (TLoU for example).
Hicken  +   695d ago
What happens if you stop breathing?
lyvon  +   695d ago
"what happens if you reach the point you've downloaded to?"

Never seen a more stupid question.

It's called 'Play As You Download' - if you reach the point you've DOWNLOADED to, you can't PLAY any further.
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Juste_Belmont  +   695d ago
Seems pretty obvious. It's the same thing that happens if you take the disk out of your console while you're playing.
buynit  +   695d ago
O_o

Smdh... Walks away..
AceBlazer13  +   695d ago
running out of questions about ps4 i see.
BozoLoco  +   695d ago
Does this mean it's possible to just download the single player and get the multiplayer later?
Mr_Writer85  +   695d ago
Yes as I think all games are split in such a way. I think they show that in one of the videos.

I don't remember it full will try and find you a link.

Edit:

Here you go at 1:20 its shows him buying Killzone and can choose to download single or multiplayer first.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
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GentlemenRUs  +   695d ago
I still wonder to this day how they did the disc swapping on the PS1...

Was it kept in memory? Was it partly loaded? Did the disc trick the PS1?

The beauty of the Playstation!
SaulGoodman  +   695d ago
The download stops. Now sit in the corner till PS5 is announced.
MAULxx  +   695d ago
I'm not planning on doing very much downloading.
Installing, maybe. I'll be downloading some indies just because they won't be on disc.
If you can install a game to the HDD while playing I'll do that at times but there will be hard copies, many hard copies, game boxes, on my shelf, many hard copies, discs, in the PS4 section, on my shelf, did I mention hard copies?
M a n y "physical" HARD.... C o p i e s.
On my shelf....

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madpuppy  +   695d ago
10-4 man, Physical media is still the best.
neogeo  +   695d ago
It stops. Then your directed to your IPS's upgrade website that already has your saved credit card info linked with the PS store only a click away, so you can pay as you go for more bandwidth! :) great idea!

Also if your PS4 is hooked up to your Xbone, the Xbone will detect your slow connected and interrupt your game with a new window to download the New Super GOld Live membership $129.99 per mo, that will boost your PS4's bandwidth and MS will also be partnered with your local cable provider so you will also need to upgrade your TV and internet package to a premium Platinum deal with HBO $199 with a 4 year contract and $300 early cancellation fee.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   695d ago
PS4 will stop working and require an online check-in for authentication
Mr_Writer85  +   695d ago
So he answers are stupid question like that but ignored mine.

Which was what happens to a game if my Vita runs out of battery during remote play?

Does it automatically default back the PS4? Does the game pause until you either turn a dual shock 4 on or reconnect with your Vita?

If I loose wifi connection suddenly for whatever reason am I able to reconnect to the PS4 and pick up were I left off?
madpuppy  +   695d ago
when they don't answer a question...that's when you have to worry. or maybe not... :P
TalonJH  +   694d ago
Remote play is only mirroring your PS4. If someone turns on the TV and switches to the PS4s input they will see a game playing by it's self. If you lose connection I'm pretty confident that the PS4 will behave like a PS3 does when a controller runs out of battery. As for starting remote play back up, unlike the PS3 remote play is drop-in/drop-out.
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Ingram  +   694d ago
Most of you may know this already, but let me break it down:

The first thing would be installing the "logic" of the game, the engine and *some* assets, that is, those pieces neccessary to start playing the game. This could range from 30Mb up to 700Mb aprox.
LoTuZ  +   694d ago
You stop playing. :/
OmegaShen  +   694d ago
Kind of a good question, because maybe its a PSN game you just want to jump in. The part that might suck the most is if your internet is really slow or is slow that day.
-Gespenst-  +   694d ago
I've never quite understood how this worked anyway. I think of it as being like if you torrent a film, but stop it halfway and try to watch it- it's not the case that you only have the first half of the film, it's basically the full thing, but it's peppered with all sorts of glitches and missing parts- audio and visual. Is it not the same with games? How could you play a game that's incompletely downloaded? Would it not be the buggiest thing ever? Especially if you consider that games are made up in a much more complex way than video files.
hesido  +   694d ago
Such a feature requires effort from the developers, probably automated to a certain degree to pack stuff in required order in development environment, and mark chunks of the data with necessary hooks so that the game will know if that portion is downloaded.
monkey602  +   694d ago
I get what you mean. Like the last hour of the game could well have been the first 7% you downloaded that it doesnt download in the same playing sequence. I imagine they have changed that for this feature. However i had it in my mind that it was divided into segments and you download it in whichever you want to play first. Like multiplayer you have to download the full multiplayer first and you can download the single player while you go online or vice versa.
Dark_Eternal  +   694d ago
Obviously when you run out of game, the character stumbles out of the game world... into real life! I'm so excited! :D
monkey602  +   694d ago
Simpsons did it!
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360ICE  +   694d ago
Don't facepalm yourself to sleep. First of all, that's a difficult way to get some rest. Second of all, the question wasn't THAT silly. Sure, the answer is pretty obvious, but hey, at least now we know. I guarantee you it's a better question than the average game journalism question.
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