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Game installation will be more configurable on the PlayStation 5

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Best answer: Games on PlayStation 5, whether physical or digital, can be installed in configurable blocks, allowing players to download only certain sections, like either the single-player or multiplayer.

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How does game installation work right now?

Right now it’s all or nothing. You either download the entire game, or you delete the entire game. There is no middle ground. Some games do allow you to choose which component is downloaded first — like the single-player or multiplayer — so that you can hop into whichever you want right away before the game installation completes, but the entire game will still need to be downloaded.

How will game installation work on the PlayStation 5?

Game installation on PlayStation 5 will be more configurable, according to an interview between Mark Cerny and Wired. “Rather than treating games like a big block of data,” Cerny says, “we’re allowing finer-grained access to the data.”

This means that players should be able to choose which parts of games they want to download, like just the single-player or multiplayer. Players could even install the entire game and decide to uninstall the single-player campaign once they’ve beaten it, leaving the multiplayer component ready to play and freeing up storage space on the console.

Do physical games still need to be installed?

Yes. Just like with PlayStation 4, physical games on PlayStation 5 will still need to be installed. This does not mean that you can play physical games without the discs. The discs will still need to be used so that the PS5 can verify the game’s license if you purchased a physical copy.

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