Sony to Slow PlayStation Downloads in Europe Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – Road to VR

Within the wake of steaming companies like YouTube and Netflix decreasing video high quality in Europe, PlayStation console homeowners will see an identical slowdown quickly, though it’s solely slated to influence obtain speeds.

Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Leisure, launched a press release at the moment on the PS weblog, stating that Sony shall be working with ISPs in Europe to “handle obtain visitors.”

Ryan says nonetheless that multiplayer gameplay will stay “strong,” which is probably going as a result of comparatively low lively information switch required for multiplayer video games.

Many nations in Europe have enacted some type of quarantine measure in opposition to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, forcing most individuals to depend on the Web for work, play and distraction from simply certainly one of weirdest, most unsettling instances in our historical past.

It’s unsure how a lot downloads shall be slowed, or precisely when this can go into impact, though you may wager if america and Canada see related outbreaks (and/or related quarantine ways), North America could also be subsequent on the listing.