We can confirm the Sony PS4 will be able to perform a full game install to deliver some of the benefits Xbox 360 owners had last generation, which included faster load times. As we reviewed games regularly on both the PS3 and Xbox 360, we did notice the Xbox 360 disc drive making a lot of noise and after a full game install the machine became a lot more silent along with running cooler.
It is common sense that the less a CD/Blu-ray has to spin, then the less heat that will be produced and as such this full game install ability on the PS4 will be welcomed by all that don’t play too many games at once.
The feature is best used by installing your most used games to the Sony PS4 and that way you won’t use all your hardware space up, which can be easily done if you have a lot of games.
Shuhei Yoshida confirmed being able to install a full game to the PS4 on Twitter within the last 24 hours. The clarity came after one gamer asked if they would be able to do “full game installs to HDD from disc” on PS4.
At first Yoshida simply said, “yes”, but more confirmation came later about what storage solutions could run a game with a full install. After Yoshida was asked if external hard drives could handle an installed game, the answer was a simple “no”.
Are you happy you can perform a full game install on PS4? You should see the official Twitter account for Shuhei Yoshida if you want to read his latest tweets, or even have a question you want to ask directly.
If you want to hear about another previously hidden feature for PS4, then take a look at this article that looks at purchasing a PS4 game on smartphones and how this will wake your PS4 up to start the download.
We are sure many other PS4 features we don’t yet know will arrive towards the release date and also in firmware updates after the launch.