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Sony limiting PSN download speeds in the U.S.

Bullet Club

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Preserving Internet Access for the Entire Community

UPDATE: 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. 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.

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.

Source: PSBlog

 

Doom85

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I guess this was unavoidable, but the timing does really suck. Hopefully RE 3 and FF VII won't take forever to download.

Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay.

So I assume this means online gaming won't be affected (at least not intentionally)? I was looking forward to playing Echo when she's added to the hero roster of Overwatch, it would be lame if the game runs badly because of this but it seems hopefully this won't be the case.
 

Enjay

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I guess this was unavoidable, but the timing does really suck. Hopefully RE 3 and FF VII won't take forever to download.



So I assume this means online gaming won't be affected (at least not intentionally)? I was looking forward to playing Echo when she's added to the hero roster of Overwatch, it would be lame if the game runs badly because of this but it seems hopefully this won't be the case.
Not sure but psnow for me has definitely taken a noticeable hit reliability wise (get disconnected randomly and told my connection isn't strong enough when it was fine before)
 

Pejo

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Lmao, fake Kaz returns from the ashes? Or did he just never actually quit?

Anyways, Sony's DL speeds have always been awful, this just looks like a way for them to get brownie points while continuing to have bad infrastructure. Win/win for them I guess.
 

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