With millions of people locked at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s inevitable that many are fighting boredom with the help of the Internet.
This has caused considerable strains in terms of bandwidth, prompting tech giants like Google and Netflix to throttle their streaming services. Today Sony joined in wit its own announcement.
According to CEO Jim Ryan, the house of PlayStation is working with Internet providers to manage download traffic in Europe and help reduce the strain on the system. This will likely cause slower or delayed downloads, but it’ll hopefully help preserve gameplay.
You can read the full message below.
“Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much needed entertainment during these uncertain times. Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with internet service providers in Europe to 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.
Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. 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.”
Sony is currently working on the upcoming launch of the PS5, which is scheduled to release this Holiday season.