The upcoming unannounced next generation Xbox will reportedly have the ability to stream games it has emerged.
A source speaking to Good e-Reader revealed streaming to be the primary method of digital downloadable distribution for the console. The Xbox 720′s rumoured streaming will work in the same way as Sony’s PlayStation 4. Instead of having to wait a game is downloaded until you can play it, users will be able to play the game as it downloads provided you’ve surpassed a certain point.
Sony’s use of this technology won’t be requiring a constant, always online Internet connection although it will take quite a bit of work from the connections of users. Whilst the rumours are unconfirmed, various sources have claimed the next-gen Xbox will require users to stay connected the other time. A former Microsoft employee had seemingly confirmed the next Xbox will support this to some degree though the rumours have been refuted by a source from VG Leaks last week.
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