Sony Interactive Entertainment has opted to reduce gaming video download speeds from its Playstation Network to lessen online traffic congestion during the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people are working from home and due to social distancing, there are minimal options when it comes to games. Hence causing a lot of traffic video game downloads.
As businesses and consumers around the world adjust their routines amid the various COVID-19 restrictions, the internet is being used at a scale that the world has never experienced.
In the regions where demand is creating bottlenecks for customers, game software downloads at peak times will be reduced. then complete the downloads at normal fast speeds on low usage.
The move will suddenly help ensure every internet user continues to have high-quality experience across internet services. Gamers will still get quality videos on at low-speed downloads.
People are on a daily basis relying on the internet to access more from news, entertainment and education. The pandemic has literally reduced the world to social distancing. And you can only see the other parts of the world through games, videos, Netflix and more.
Naturally, video games consume large amounts of the Internet. For this reason, Sony is working with internet providers in Europe. To help manage download speeds to preserve access to the entire online community.
“We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns. An unprecedented number of people are practising social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access,” Ryan said. His statement implied that bandwidth used for multiplayer and other networking features wouldn’t be affected.
“Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding of our community, and they are doing their part. As we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.”