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.
- My mother made me a gamer, and gave me the skills to deal with her death
- Why the makers of Guacamelee decided to make a touch game about a one-armed woman
- MLB The Show's neatest trick was not as easy as it looks
- Conception 2 review: bad romance
- State of Decay's Lifeline DLC is just the start of Undead Labs' 'long-term ambitions'
- Anime, Cartoons, Comics! Plight Vol. 2, No. 8: GOLDEN CRISIS
- Weekend at Polygon's: Party Time (19-20 April)
- Pokémon Discussions: Springing forward
- What characters would you guys like to see on the new Super Smash Bros?
- Does anyone else's NBA 2K14 audio cut out?
- Game contoller for PC
- Polygon Feast & Fitness Vol. 3
- Darkest Polygon: Lets start a Polygon Dark Souls 2 covenant
- Polygon Connect: The Great "Gamertag/PSN ID/Whatever" Roundup
- NVIDIA GeForce Titan For Gaming?!