PlayStation Slowing Downloads In Europe, Will Xbox Be Next?

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan has confirmed the company is working with internet providers in Europe to help manage download traffic on PlayStation, resulting in potentially "slower or delayed" game downloads.

"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."

The news obviously comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which Head of Xbox Phil Spencer already commented on earlier today. He didn't mention anything specifically about restricted downloads in that statement aside from that Xbox is "optimizing the service" to accommodate growing demand, but with so many people attempting to access Xbox Live just now, it's possible we'll hear something official in the near future.

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