Xbox One To Include Play as You Download Function, Doesn’t Apply to Disc Games

Microsoft Xbox One Unnecessary

Keeping pace with Sony’s PS4, Microsoft today announced that the Xbox One will be able to offer “near instance access” to digital games.

[quote]Consumers will be able to sign on to any Xbox One console and have access to all their digital games. Once the required data -– a fraction of the entire game -– is on their hard drive, they can jump into the action while the rest of the game finishes downloading in the background.[/quote]

Gamers simply need sign in and begin downloading a game.  Once enough data has been acquired on the Xbox One’s hard drive, gaming will be accessible.

That said, Xbox One gamers will still have to have the disc in the One’s tray in order to play “non-digital” games, though Xbox did say gamers will be able to jump into a game as soon as the copying process begins.

If you recall, Microsoft now requires that you install a game on the next-gen gaming console’s hard drive in order to play the game.  This of course was not the case when Microsoft first announced the Xbox One.  But after backlash from devoted fans, the Redmond based company amended the gaming console’s DRM requirements.

Of note, the PS4 will allow gamers to access their entire digital library from any where, be it a friend’s PS4 or yours.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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