Quantcast
Xbox One supports playing your game while it downloads - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Xbox One supports playing your game while it downloads


1:30 PM on 07.16.2013
Xbox OneXbox One supports playing your game while it downloads photo



The days of queuing up a game and patiently waiting while it downloads look as if they'll die with the next generation of consoles. Microsoft confirmed to Polygon that all titles purchased on Xbox Live will be playable concurrent to the game downloading in the background on Xbox One.

This news comes months after Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 has the exact same infrastructure for downloadable titles on PlayStation Network. Both systems will additionally allow players to install disc-based games while playing them.

I guess this is one of the many little improvements that the next generation of consoles will offer to improve the user experience that we've just accepted in the current generation. We'll probably take it for granted before too long, but it'll be pretty damn cool in the meantime.

Xbox One lets you play during download, Microsoft confirms [Polygon]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Downloads

2:00 PM on 04.03.2014
Nintendo Download: GBA games on the Wii U!

Today is a landmark day for Nintendo, as the Game Boy Advance has hit the Wii U. You can grab Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion for $7.99 each. The Wii U is also getting Batman: Arkham Origin...more



11:00 AM on 04.03.2014
Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too ...more



11:00 AM on 03.27.2014
Nintendo Download: Sonic Lost World Zelda DLC

As a kid who grew up with both Nintendo and Sega consoles, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine a crossover, but here we are with Wii U Sonic Lost World DLC in the form of The Legend of Zelda Zone. Expect impres...more



View all Downloads






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more