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PlayStation is lowering download speeds in Europe

Published: 15:07, 24 March 2020
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Sony have officially announced that they have been working with internet service providers in Europe to "manage download traffic to help preserve access for the entire internet community".

In the latest announcement , Japanese tech giant Sony have confirmed that they are lowering the download speeds on PlayStation Store Europe. Sony explained their decision by saying that they need to preserve access for the entire internet community.

"Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much-needed entertainment during these uncertain times. Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with internet service providers in Europe to manage download traffic to help preserve access for the entire internet community," it is written in the statement.

Since the majority of Europeans are staying home due to coronavirus outbreak, many online services have been affected in the past weeks and Sony want to avoid this potential issue by limiting the download speeds on their PlayStation Store.

"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," they added.

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The company did not specifically state whether players will feel a significant impact to their download speeds but they did mention that players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads. Regular gameplay will not be affected, fortunately

Sony concluded by saying they appreciate the support and understanding from the PlayStation community, who are also doing their part as they take these measures in an effort to offer equal internet access and speeds for everyone.

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