Title says it all.
All my disc based games let me start playing within a few minutes, but I just bought Knack and it's not letting me jump in to the game as it downloads.
Well I think I just answered my own question.
I just looked at the downloads page, and it says Knack has 1582 out of 4196MB left,
so I guess it needs 4gigs before you can start. Definitely not instant, but not nearly as bad as PS3.
Anyone know the facts on this, let me know.
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Is play as you download for disc based games only?
Last edited by TEST SUBJECT 83; 11-20-2013 at 06:26.
You might just have a slower download vs installing from a disc.
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I thought play as you download meant that if you are playing Killzone for example and you need to download another game or an update you can still play Killzone whilst the other game or update is downloading, is that not correct??
It still needs to download a minimum amount, and the game needs to support it. The easiest way is selecting to download Single Player vs Multi-player (online vs offline) first so that when one or the other is fully downloaded it lets you play.
But they are supporting it at a lower level, such as game engine and starting level get downloaded and you can start playing. That said, the game developer has to support that as well. This requires a lot more work to do than splitting it at the Single Player vs Multi-player level.
4gig with a good connection should be a matter of minutes if all is well.
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I'm not having a go at you, but the internet capability and point of view you just shared, represents such a small % of actual connection speeds. Hell jealous if that's what you got though :P
4GB for me would take, realistically 2 hours. And I also understand there are people worse off as well.
30 mins for me with my cable connection, 7 mins with my iphone 5 lol.
Yeah, the thing that shows up in the "downloads" page of the notifications area is just how much you need to start playing the game.
If you want to see how much of the actual game is downloaded, go to a particular games thumbnail on the home screen, press the options button, then select "information". From there look at the "size" of the game, which will show how much of the total game is downloaded (it would be something like 4000/39000 MB). Just below that it will also list "download status" which will just confirm what's going on with the game/download.
Last edited by Felix336; 11-21-2013 at 00:48.
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Seems to be a great deal of variance
- In the developers implementation of this feature
- Speed of peoples download speeds
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