Killzone Shadow Fall will be a 50GB download, Sony promise “the network will perform better”
Sony has revealed the digital version of Killzone: Shadow Fall will clock in at 50GB, a good indicator of what the world of downloads will be like on PS4. Recent issues faced by the PSN version of GTA 5 aren’t encouraging but Sony promise “big innovations” on PlayStation 4 to make things smoother.
Sony’s UK boss Fergal Gara says: “There are big innovations in the PS4 to make it more attractive and more easy gamer-wise to want to download.” These include things like the ‘Play as you Download’ which means you can start the action before the game’s finished downloading. Killzone Shadow Fall for example only needs the menu and first level to play. Handy, as according to Gara, “The files are getting bloody big. Killzone: Shadow Fall is an uber file – I think it’s cracking on for 50GB”.
Despite the size of next-gen games and current-gen issues Gara has this to say about the future: “We’ve done a lot of work on pre-delivering files. It’s not perfect. It’s not seamless. But it’s a major area of focus. It’s a major area of investment. The network will perform better on multiple levels, because it becomes not just a sales or gaming delivery, but increasingly it becomes a social network. It’s going to be, for no lack of investment, for no lack of effort, and no lack of intention, that things might fall a bit short. But we’re definitely moving in the right direction.”
Fingers crossed then, basically.
Thanks MCV, Eurogamer.