Rumors continue to circulate around the next Xbox console, as sources close to Microsoft have supposedly revealed the Xbox 720’s ability to stream a purchased game while it’s still downloading.
Following Saturday’s hours-long Xbox LIVE server outage, the discussion on Microsoft’s next console is becoming as heated as ever.
Good E-Reader reported earlier today that sources close to the tech giant comes have supposedly revealed the Xbox 720’s ability to play a purchased game while it’s still downloading. This functionality, while not entirely revolutionary on its own, could potentially have a huge impact on how consumers buy games—especially the more mainstream titles.
Right now, when purchasing and downloading games from digital distribution services like LIVE Arcade, Playstation Network or Steam, one must wait until the title is completely finished downloading. This can sometimes take several hours, depending on Internet speed. For the average gamer, the only real difference between this purchasing a game at Gamestop (given, if price and availability are both equal) is timing.