With many people now being stuck in there houses due to the coronavirus, this is causing many companies such as Netflix and YouTube to lower there streaming quality due to way too many users being active at once. Well, now it seems Sony will be joining this list, as they released a statement today announcing that they would be slowing download speeds in Europe due to Coronavirus.
“Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much-needed entertainment during these uncertain times,” President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan explained on the PS Blog.
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.
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