Here’s something quite cool about the Playstation4 that Sony Worldwide Studios boss, the supercool Shuhei Yoshida revealed on Twitter; you can buy a Ps4 game from your smartphone or tablet, and the PS4 will wake up, download the game, and then go back to sleep.
@SyriasSerj 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 that
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) August 27, 2013
Right now, you can queue your games to download to your Xbox 360 and PS3 from the web-based stores – but the consoles actually need to be on.
This makes me happy, because nobody likes having to wait to play games…and I’m too lazy to actually go to a retail store to pick up games or have to depend on some courier to get my games to me. though Microsoft’s said nothing about this particular feature, it’s quite likely to make its way to the Xbox One as well; the console runs in a low power state to download updates and listen out for that “Xbox On” voice command, so it wouldn’t be a stretch.
Of course, with the size of next gen games and our delightful local internet connections, we could still end up waiting forever to play games.
What do you think? supercool feature, or something you’d never use?
Last Updated: August 28, 2013