Xbox One and PlayStation IV Will Wake To Download New Content

Xbox One and PlayStation IV Will Wake To Download New Content

Sony and Microsoft have both confirmed that their next-gen systems will automatically download new games and applications that users purchase while away from their machines.

The feature means that gamers can purchase a game or application on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and in their respective low-power modes the consoles will download the content then, return to idle or sleep modes. Finally, an advantage to always-on system. Now we can buy a game while leaving the office and start playing when we get home.

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida tweeted that “When you buy a PS4 game on smartphone, it will wake your PS4 up to start downloading the game. PS4 goes back to sleep after" and with Xbox One's always-on, low power mode Marc Whitten confirmed that this is just another advantage to having an always-on up-to-date mode.

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[Via Eurogamer]

 

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