Web giants have decided to reduce the bleeding of data consumption, which is why Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and even Amazon have reduced the quality of their videos. Today, we learn that Sony will do the same with the PlayStation 4 since the speed of downloads will be reduced.
Installations and updates
Many countries in Europe are confined because of the Coronavirus Covid-19 and Internet service providers, whether in France or in other countries, agree that data consumption has exploded since it was put in place. in place.
In question, teleworking, watching movies and series to excess on SVOD platforms like Netflix, MyCanal, Prime Video, but we must not forget the players. When they install a game, it takes several gigabytes of download, it's the same thing when there is an update or a DLC to install and this on all platforms: consoles with PS4, Xbox One and Switch and PCs (Steam, uPlay, Epic Store, Origin …).
To remedy this, Sony has decided to reduce the speed of downloads of the PlayStation 4 in Europe.
Playing video games allows gamers around the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy the entertainment they deserve in these uncertain times. Sony Interactive Entertainment works with Internet service providers in Europe to manage download traffic to maintain access to the entire Internet community. We believe it is important to do our part to solve the problems of Internet stability, as an unprecedented number of people are socially distanced and increasingly dependent on Internet access. Players may experience slightly slower or delayed game downloads, but will still appreciate robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding of our community, and their role, as we take these steps to preserve access for all.
Of course, this will be temporary and the downloads should resume their initial speed at the end of the containment measurements.