One of the concepts that seemed positive in the wake of Xbox One's series of missteps was the idea of Family Sharing. If you have ever tried to use your digital collection at a friend's house or elsewhere it is often more of a challenge than it should be. Microsoft has already stated they are likely going to bring it back, but Sony has also shared their intentions for much the same thing.
During Devolop, Sony's research and development team leader Neil Brown made the following statement:
â€œYou can visit your friends 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.â€
So not only do they have their own family/friend sharing plan, but they have a way to make it far more useful beyond the concept stages. As Sony previously revealed, they have worked to make sure that games can begin playing shortly even as you download them. Of course, how long that will work in the face of a slow internet connection is not yet known.
Would you take advantage of your digital gaming library at a friend's house if the technology works?