Following suit with services like Steam and Origin, available exclusively to the PC, your PlayStation 4 console may allow you to load your pre-ordered digital downloads before release so that you may play them at 12:01 AM on launch day.
you mean 3am est tskk
Is this not the same as pre-downloading the games? I thought this was available? Didnt The Last of Us use it? and Call of Duty: Ghosts?
I think that was just for the EU, not worldwide which was dumb. It's not common on the ps4 though, if at all there aren';t any.
FFXIV beta let you pre-download. I was thinking about it alot when I was anticipating downloading Infamous at 3AM. Then like the next day there was that interview with one of the Infamous devs saying that pre-downloading wouldn't be here until April. Good to see them moving more quickly.
This was "supposed" to be part of PS4 feature. Go back and watch the announcement video again and Mark did mentioned about it. Just that it is not out at launch since it would take time to build a system that can intelligently make this work.
"Following suit with services like Steam and Origin," This article is stupid, the PS3 was doing this first. What they should be emphasizing is if the PS4 will start doing it with every* digital game release rather than just seeing it every once in a while/randomly on a PS3 game.
The ps3 didnt do that first what are you talking about?
thats pretty sick if true. That'll def. make digital downloads even more popular then they already are.
Having the option to pre-load a few days before launch is a good idea if they're looking to push digital distribution.
EU Blog also confirmed details of the new firmware to be announced in the next few weeks. "Firmware – We’ll confirm details soon. Not far off, but weeks rather than days." http://blog.eu.playstation.... So should hopefully mean we get the update next month.
Sucker Punch more or less let it slip that we'll be getting pre-loading next month, likely with that firmware. I only say so because it was a completely separate interview when they said it, on top of Sony saying many more features are coming in the firmware, whereas they only detailed the sharing and HDCP updates.
This will be awesome if you don't mind digital copies. I still like my physical copies myself. Nothing really replaces that smell of a new game.
That's not true digital on the PS4 is way better than physical. If multiple console and your friend wants to play with you at your house you both would need copies to play together which means you would both need to buy the game...what if your friend doesn't have a PS4...digital is way better
Playing 1 game with 2 consoles was possible with PS3. I did it all the time. But not with PS4. With PS4 you can log on to any console and download a game you have bought. You can play that game as long as you're logged in. Then there's one 'home' console you can play offline with
@Kivespussi Thats not true at all you can log into your second console play say BF4 while a friend logs into his account on your primary console and play the same game with as long as the account that purchased the title is active on the second console. I know I do this all the time with my son. The game of course has to be installed on both consoles.
I'm with you there. That's feeling when you unwrap a new game :)
same here @stevefantisy. im dreading digital only. i love the box art and physical ownership. and especially here in australia with sh*thouse internet, downloading a whole game would take forever. also am i the only one patient enough to wait a few hours to play a newly released game? i have pre-ordered games and been very excited to play em but ive never gone out of my way to go to midnight launches and stuff like that.
I've never went to midnight launches because its always seems a little pointless to me. It also feels a little nerdy to queue in a store at midnight to get a game. Also very dangerous since people get stabbed or mugged at midnight launches. Also UK retailers break release dates all the time if you pre-order. I get my games 1-3 days before release by post.
Nice...going to try to preload Watchdog if this is indeed true.
I hope either Sony or Microsoft does this so the other has to follow suit. Pre-loading is the one thing that will make me start going digital. I'll probably still buy some physical games, more than likely the short story based ones that I want to trade in.
I'm pretty sure this is gonna be standard
same here. though are reasons are sightly different. I like short story games so I tend to like it in a box for some odd reason. Don't think I will ever trade in a game, I'm too muhc of a hoarder.
As someone who's just as likely to download digitally as physically, this is great. I like the feature on Steam, and it saved me days on Titanfall, I'm just hoping that you can't VPN and exploit this option like you can on Origin.
whats the VPN option? to break release date using another country ip? The VPN option may not work due to most PS games actually set by region I think.
this was announce last year feb 20th
It was announced, but the program was dropped on the PlayStation 3. PSN Day 1 Digital never implemented the option for pre-load.
You can pre load some games with PS3... GTA V I believe could've been pre loaded for example
Some European regions allowed for early download, but this is about a global launch.
Wish they would allow it for physical. Just download the install file that is normally needed, along with the usual day one patch. Digital needs to get a lot more convenient than this for me to jump in.
What's convenient about digital is acquiring your games when the local distributor hasn't got them out at all. Living in a small town, those people who do only have an option to buy online anyhow - why not dodge the postal service and just get it immediately?
Next step for digital is to allow PSN imports. I know you can just easily create another account. But Sony should just allow me to use my account to go to Japan PSN and buy any game. I wouldn't even mind paying a service charge.
What more convenience do you need?
i think its better to do it that way, if the game is finished and just waiting for release date.
werent they going to a release a game on the ps3 like 3 days before the actual release. you know! to justify simething i cant really grasp
This is something every console should be doing this Gen. I always liked it on Steam and living on the West Coast when a game launched I would get to play at 9PM pacific time.
Cool for people who like to do digital. Which I think is pretty dumb. And a ripoff.
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