Sony is now managing PlayStation download traffic in the U.S.

PlayStation players in the U.S. may experience slower download speeds after the decision has been made to manage download traffic in an attempt to reduce the strain on the internet.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Sony would be working with internet service providers in Europe “to manage download traffic to help preserve access for the entire internet community.” This has now been extended to the United States.

“Beginning today, we will take similar measures in the United States, and we will continue to take appropriate action to do our part to help ensure internet stability as this unprecedented situation continues to evolve,” an update by SIE president and CEO Jim Ryan on the PlayStation Blog explains. “We are grateful for the role we play in helping deliver a sense of community and entertainment in these very trying times. Thank you again for your support, your patience, and for being part of the PlayStation community. Please stay home and stay safe.”

As a result of this, players “may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads,” according to Sony. However, online gameplay should be unaffected.

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