Sony warns that PlayStation players in Europe may experience slower downloads

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will “manage download traffic to help preserve access for the entire internet community.”

“We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns as an unprecedented number of people are practicing social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access,” president and CEO Jim Ryan said in a message on the PlayStation Blog.

According to Ryan, players “may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads” as a result of this decision. However, online gameplay shouldn’t be affected.

“We appreciate the support and understanding from our community, and their doing their part, as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone,” he added.

Sony isn’t the only company attempting to reduce the strain on the internet. Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and other companies have already announced plans to reduce bandwidth consumption in Europe by reducing video quality.

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