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PS5 Will Allow Players to Install Only Parts of a Game

PS5 Will Allow Players to Install Only Parts of a Game - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 6 days ago / 1,164 Views

It has been confirmed for some time the PlayStation 5 will come with a solid state drive (SSD) to help improve loading times. However, download games off disc or through the internet will still take time. 

PlayStation 5 system architect Mark Cerny speaking exclusively with WIRED revealed players will be allowed to download parts of a game instead of the entire game. 

"Rather than treating games like a big block of data, we're allowing finer-grained access to the data," said Cerny.

Owners of the PlayStation 5 will be able to download only the single player portion of a game or the multiplayer portion of a game in order to save download time and save space on the SSD.

"Even though it will be fairly fast to boot games, we don't want the player to have to boot the game, see what's up, boot the game, see what's up," added Cerny. "Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them—and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player you just jump right into whatever you like."

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Holiday 2020.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments

trunkswd (6 days ago)

I'm surprised this wasn't a feature already. I'm always run out of space with my current consoles.


method114 (6 days ago)

Yea I upgraded to 2TB and was good after that. Will most likely do the same on PS5 with an SSD if space becomes an issue again.


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Barozi (6 days ago)

Yeah on Xbox One I think only Halo MCC supports it even though it was advertised at some point by MS as a new feature in general. Every campaign and MP mode of every included Halo game can be installed separately, which is great for such a huge game.


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trunkswd (6 days ago)

I didn't realize Halo MCC had that feature. I know Crackdown 3 the campaign and multiplayer were separate downloads.


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JRPGfan (6 days ago)

Being able to ignore multiplayer elements (if you dont want to play that, or vice versa), and stuff like that, sounds good to me.


DonFerrari (5 days ago)

Several games this gen had the option to download one portion before the other or to start playing while downloading or installing. After 2 years of launch almost no company kept using it.


GoldenHand80 (6 days ago)

Not 'only' though. An option to install full games will also be available


Hynad (6 days ago)

You mustn't be native english...


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GoldenHand80 (5 days ago)

Explain your comment please


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