EA Patent Will Let You Stream The Game Whilst Installing

The game industry bad guys guys looking to aid the common gamer?

A new EA patent could make the modern annoyance of waiting for a game to install a thing of the past. Thank you Per Henrik Benny Karlsson.

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Hikoran45d ago

Been there. Done that. Got the T-Shirt. It doesn't fit.

Nuvem45d ago

Good. Better play them fast before they get cancelled.

Kados45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

How exactly did EA get a patent for something Blizzard and alot of MMOs have been doing for atleast a decade?

Vits45d ago

Not exactly the same. What Blizzard and a lot of MMOs do is install the basic files necessary for the game to run while downloading the rest in the background. Meanwhile this patent is for streaming the full game while the files are being downloaded.

Spartacus1045d ago

I can do that right now on PS Now lol

Vits45d ago


Do it switch automatically for the local version of the game once it's fully installed? Cause if not. Then again is not the same.

jukins45d ago

Sony shouldve done this . . .

ApocalypseShadow45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

They have. Many game companies have their own version of how they do it. The main way in the future would probably be to allow gamers to play the cloud version until the physical version finishes downloading. Same save. Just switch over. SSD will make the switch to the physical version seamless as it will take seconds. You'll barely notice the time if at all.