Earlier we confirmed that the PlayStation 4 would be able to play games while it’s downloading them to the console, and now it looks like the PS4 won’t be alone in that regard.
Microsoft confirmed to Polygon yesterday that the Xbox One will also have the capability to play games while they’re still downloading. Previously it was only confirmed that the Xbox One would be able to play disc-based games while installing them (which is mandatory), but we know now that this treatment applies to digital games as well.
It seems as though Microsoft has gotten into the habit of letting good news trickle out rather than releasing it all at once. With public perception still not on Microsoft’s side, it should appeal to them by giving out all the information at once and making sure people are informed about the console when it releases in just a few months.