If you’re the sort of person who enjoys getting in on the action as soon as it starts, Sony‘s about to make you very happy. Starting today, you’ll be able to pre-load games on your PS4, meaning that you can start playing the moment the game launches.
Right now, the feature’s being rolled out kinda slowly. It’s only been confirmed for 10 PS4 games at this stage, but that’s about to change rapidly. Any game that you may have pre-ordered since May 10 will support pre-loading, and Chieh Chen from Sony> explains you don’t even need to try and remember them all.
Any titles you’ve pre-ordered will be automatically pre-loaded and auto-downloaded to your PS4 system by default. All you have to do is pre-order the game, make sure your PS4 remains in standby mode, and sit back and relax.
On the other hand, if you have a download quota or other restrictions on your internet activities or HDD space, you can turn off this auto-downloading to avoid chewing through your bandwidth.
PS4 games currently available for pre-load:
- Battlefield Hardline
- Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition
- Far Cry 4
- inFAMOUS First Light
- Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
- LittleBigPlanet 3
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- The Order: 1886
- Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is officially the first game to take advantage of the automatic pre-load when it launches on June 24th, but some of these other games listed aren’t due to hit until some time in 2015. (If you’re unsure how far away things are, a handy countdown timer’s been added, too.)
It is worth noting that if you’re a PS3 gamer, this functionality is hardly new, but it’s still great to see Sony upgrading the new console with some older features.