While Microsoft was dodging bullets and jumping through PR hoops trying to explain how it worked when you played your Xbox One games on a friend's console, Sony didn't say much on the subject - and given how pro-gamer all their other stances turned out to be, we all pretty much assumed it was the same good news we enjoy on the PS3.
Turns out? It is. In fact, it might be better.
“You can visit your friends house you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.”With the new streaming tech built into the PS4, not only can you still play games you have digital rights to on any PS4, but it'll be faster and easier to get into the game.
-Neil Brown, Sony R&D senior team leader, speaking at the Develop 2013 conference
Oh Sony. You're doin' so right by us this year.