Due to the global pandemic, many people have dedicated more time to online entertainment. With gaming being one of the more popular options. Online retailers and networks have seen a massive increase in player count and downloads and in response are having trouble keeping up. With Sony deciding to reduce download speeds of games in EU territories to try and resolve the issue.

In an official post, SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan explained:

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.

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.

Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding from our community, and their doing their part, as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.

If you’re planning to purchase any new games, especially the upcoming new titles you better install them early. The next big releases include Persona 5 Royal, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

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