PlayStation Now is a game streaming service much like Netflix that allows users to stream games on their device while the game is rendered on the cloud. However, PS Now being a streaming service means you stream the game not download it but it seems like PlayStation Now is getting a download game option.
Reddit user satertek shared an image showcasing the presence of the Download button in the PS Now pause menu. The download button doesn’t do anything for now and might allow users to download games in the future.
It seems that Sony might be taking Microsoft’s route with Xbox Game Pass as it allows users to download games on their system for a subscription fee instead of streaming them.
This download option for PS Now might be a good idea for gamers who are experiencing lag while streaming the game. Playing the game on a local machine will eliminate the lag and will improve the user’s experience.
Speaking of PlayStation, while Sony has been successful in keeping its console from being cracked but PS4 Firmware 5.05 has been cracked and has already been implemented for all PS4 models including the PS4 Pro.
This PS4 Firmware 5.05 crack requires users to modify the DNS to use the browser in order to load Henkaku.
AMD Ryzen APUs are giving Intel a run for is money in the market and it seems that Sony might be looking to use the APU for its PlayStation 5.
Sony is preparing to use AMD Ryzen APU for PS5. Sony’s compiler expert Simon Pilgrim who is apparently working on AMD Ryzen “znver1” microarchitecture support within the LLVM compiler stack.
The programmer is working on upstream LLVM improvements which unique to AMD Zen processors and Sony has no product in the market using the AMD Ryzen chip in it which might indicate that the company is running the LLVM compiler stack for the PlayStation 5.
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