The PS4 will allow you to access your digital library anywhere, on any console. It’s surprising that Sony hasn’t flaunted this feature more.
Speaking at Develop, Neil Brown, Sony’s R&D senior team leader, had a few things to say about how the process would work,
You can visit your friend’s house, you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play-As-You-Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.
We already knew about the ability to play the game while you’re downloading. Being able to do this around a friend’s house is even more useful for the fact you might only be there for a few hours and spending half the time downloading a game would be frustrating.
You could easily pass straight over this without looking twice but this is quite a big deal. The average gamer will download a lot of games, and to be able to access the entire library from your friend’s house is a great feature. The feature rings a similar chime to Xbox Ones, now scrapped, share feature. Although it’s sad to see this ditched on the Xbox One, it’s not so sad to see the back of the strict DRM baggage that came with it.
Sony is definitely thinking about the inevitable all download future but there is a right way to do it and a wrong way. Sony is certainly doing it right.
Source | Official PlayStation Magazine