PS4 Disk Install Question!

#1 Posted by thefjk (145 posts) -

Can you use a PS4 disk to install a game and run it without the disk?

I'm trying to go completely disk-less this gen, was wondering if the game registers as purchased on PSN once you've installed it, or does it require the disk to boot everytime.

#2 Posted by MildMolasses (3229 posts) -

@thefjk: You need the disk in. If you want to go disk-free, you'll have to buy off the PSN store, but unless you have a high bandwidth cap, that isn't always doable.

#3 Edited by Cybexx (1226 posts) -

No, you install all the files to run the game to the hard drive but the disc is still required for authentication.

Apparently if you install a disc and then later buy the same game off the PSN store it doesn't even use the existing install.

#4 Posted by thefjk (145 posts) -

@thefjk:

You need the disk in. If you want to go disk-free, you'll have to buy off the PSN store, but unless you have a high bandwidth cap, that isn't always doable.

@cybexx said:

No, you install all the files to run the game to the hard drive but the disc is still required for authentication.

Apparently if you install a disc and then later buy the same game off the PSN store it doesn't even use the existing install.

That's a bummer... looking at some pre-orders and the games are much cheaper than on PSN!

#5 Posted by StrainedEyes (1333 posts) -

@thefjk said:
@mildmolasses said:

@thefjk:

You need the disk in. If you want to go disk-free, you'll have to buy off the PSN store, but unless you have a high bandwidth cap, that isn't always doable.

@cybexx said:

No, you install all the files to run the game to the hard drive but the disc is still required for authentication.

Apparently if you install a disc and then later buy the same game off the PSN store it doesn't even use the existing install.

That's a bummer... looking at some pre-orders and the games are much cheaper than on PSN!

What pre-orders? PSN doesn't really list upcoming games.

#6 Posted by thefjk (145 posts) -

Nah was checking prices on a site and for instance MGSGZ is guaranteed for £37.85 I doubt it'll be that cheap on PSN.
AC:BF is £44.86 on disk while I bought it for 52.99 on PSN.

Might get PS+ discounts for some titles but at the moment, buying on PSN is kinda pricey!

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