Sony is joining Netflix, YouTube, Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video in working with internet service providers to limit internet speed in Europe due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has made social distancing mandatory with people now spending time working from home.
In a blog post, Sony says, “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 practising social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access.”
This does not affect gameplay as Sony says players will still enjoy “robust gameplay”. Downloads, however, will be slower and delayed.
These measures are put in places to make good internet service available to everyone globally and more streaming companies may follow suit. With cases of COVID-19 virus rising daily, people have been staying at home causing an unusual constraint and streaming on internet services.
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