Sony Take Action To Improve Reliability

Sony Take Action To Improve Reliability

The advice from governments in many countries around the world is for everyone to engage in social distancing, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc. Therefore, with everyone at home and unable to socialise, it’s led to many of us turning to gaming to keep entertained, and our minds occupied during these troubling times.

There is no doubt that online pastimes like watching Netflix and checking out the best sites to play online casino games will be spiking in the weeks to come. But we all expect that gaming on the whole will see a massive increase. In fact, with more people than ever now already logging on to play, it has caused some concerns about the PlayStation Network’s popularity impacting on internet reliability in Europe and beyond.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has stayed one step ahead of the game by opening talks with internet service providers operating in Europe. The aim is to take control of and effectively manage download speeds and traffic, which will benefit everyone using the internet and not just those gaming online.

So far, Sony Interactive Entertainment hasn’t come out and named PlayStation 4 users as the most significant drain on internet services in Europe. Still, they undoubtedly will be, and recent game releases and updates have only exacerbated the situation. Call of Duty: Warzone is already proving to be a massive hit with players, and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on society, gaming companies are responding.

Even though Covid-19 is undoubtedly affecting the gaming sector, with many companies having to carry out their work remotely, we still see content drops, game updates and new releases hitting the scene. Therefore, a more significant number of people are choosing to spend their time indoors gaming, primarily because it provides them with the opportunity to socialise with their friends safely over the internet.

When gamers log on to play the likes of Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and FIFA, they expect a smooth and reliable service throughout, and that’s what Sony Interactive Entertainment is aiming to ensure remains the case. They understand there will be a strain on internet service providers around Europe during the pandemic and the periods where social distancing is in place, and hope by managing the download speeds available, that gameplay will remain unaffected.

Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said, “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 they’re doing their part, as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.

“We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns as an unprecedented number of people are practising social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access,” he added.

The move by Sony Interactive Entertainment comes after streaming services such as Netflix were told to take measures to reduce the impact they have on internet services around Europe and beyond. Netflix responded positively to the request made by Thierry Breton, the European Union’s Internal Market and Services Commissioner, and Sony Interactive Entertainment will likely take similar measures in other territories in the coming weeks as well.

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