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As expected, but now confirmed

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/16/4527998/xbox-one-play-after-partial-download

 

Xbox One lets you play during download, Microsoft confirms

 

Xbox One users will be able to play games while they're still downloading to the console, a Microsoft representative confirmed to Polygon.

Microsoft said when it unveiled the Xbox One in May that the console will allow users to play disc-based games while they're installing to the system's hard drive; all disc-based titles must be installed. But it was unclear until now if the same functionality would apply to games downloaded from Xbox Live.

The PlayStation 4 will also support playing games when a certain portion of a download is complete, said a Sony engineer during the Develop conference last week. In addition, just as on Xbox One, users will be able to pop a game disc in the console and start playing immediately while the system installs the game to the hard drive in the background.



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I wonder if there will be any major differences between the 2 consoles this time, they seem almost the same in features except for Kinect 2. But this is a good feature to have regardless.

PSP, PS3, Vita, 3DS, Wii U and PS4.

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Brilliant. Rumour has it that the data transfer is significantly faster than reading off the disc in xbox one and ps4. More than this gen.

Is it mandatory on ps4? Could effect performance.

Yeah its mandatory on both platforms, Sony have also shown the option to choose which part of the game you want to download first as well, i.e. SP or MP

PS4 has the same feature.

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Personally I always install. I don't mind a wait if it means better, and more fluid gameplay.

Wagram said:
Personally I always install. I don't mind a wait if it means better, and more fluid gameplay.


Me too. Ever since it was an option, I took it. 



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We all knew this but cool. Now let them haters come here and say "ms copied it from sony" just like the way kinect tracks players wherever they are in the room instead of just "tracking the controller with just lights" and not tracking the person

Xbone, the copycat! :) "who told it first, invented it".

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I wonder what internet speed you'll need for this feature. Pretty sure my 12Mbps down/ 1Mbps up won't nearly be enough for this feature on either console :/