2020 is going to be an exciting year for gaming. Two next-generation video game consoles will be making their way into the market later this year, one of which is the highly-anticipated Sony PlayStation 5.
Equipped with massive processing power, these consoles promise incredible graphics and a level of immersion that would far surpass their predecessors. Furthermore, the Sony will be debuting the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition that comes without a disc drive.
To fully enjoy everything these next-generation consoles have to offer, you would need a stable, high-speed Internet connection.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL YOUR GAMES SWIFTLY
Whether you decide to get the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition or the standard model with a disc drive, a reliable home broadband service would allow you to download and install your games quickly.
While the average file size of the PS5 games has not yet been revealed to the public, it is likely going to be much bigger than the average size of existing PS4 games, which are also increasing in size with each new title. To keep matters simple and for the sake of our calculations, we’ll simply set 40GB as the average benchmark size of a PS4 game.
With a 30Mbps connection, downloading a 40GB title would typically take around 3 hours 11 minutes to be completed. Through a 500Mbps connection, that downtime is dramatically cut down to just 11 minutes to download the game which means less waiting, more playing time!
Of course, do keep in mind that there are factors that may affect download speed, such as the choice between a wired or wireless connection; the location of your Wi-Fi router; the size of your home; the current number of users simultaneously connected to the line and server performance among other factors.
ENJOY UNINTERRUPTED GAMING SESSIONS
When you finally get to play your game, the last thing you want is for lag to put a crimp in your killstreak; after all, there is nothing more annoying than having a kill stolen from you by a poor connection. Plus, your connection also needs to support voice chat so that you can strategize and execute your game plan with your teammates.
These are just some of the main reasons why you need to pair your gaming consoles and machines with a fast and reliable connection. Based on the data provided by MCMC Performance Report 2019, TIME provides the lowest latency among wired broadband service providers in Malaysia.
Given its proven track record, you won’t have to worry about your connection dropping mid-game, be it single or multiplayer, and ensures a seamless gaming experience.
LIVESTREAM YOUR EXPERIENCE
Now that you’ve got your gameplay experience running smoothly, the next thing you might want to do is share your experience with other people. After all, gaming is not just about the game itself, but the community that grows around it, and an increasingly popular way of engaging with that community is through livestreams.
To that end, upload speed is a particularly important factor for livestreams. Since TIME Fibre Home Broadband 500Mbps provides equal download and upload speeds, you shouldn’t have any problems streaming your favourite game and interacting with your audience with ease.
While you are busy power levelling or crushing your opponents, the 500Mbps connection offers plenty of bandwidth connectivity to go around. Including dialing in to your conference calls, joining in on an e-lesson, or watching all your movies or series in high definition – all at once.
We may not know when these next generation game consoles are coming to Malaysia, but there is no harm in preparing early for their arrival. Also, as we all begin settling into the “new normal”, spending more time at home is obviously going to be the norm, meaning that a faster connection to fulfil all your digital work and play needs with ease.
So, if you are looking to beef up your Internet connection, now is the perfect time to switch to TIME Fibre Home Broadband 500Mbps plan which is currently on offer at RM99 per month for the first three months.
Need more speed? Then you can choose to sign up for the 1Gbps plan and get a monthly RM10 discount for 24 months. To learn more, do check out these limited-time offers at www.time.com.my and get ready for the next generation of gaming.
This article is brought to you by TIME Internet.