Posted Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:06 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
And coming soon.
The last time that pre-loading a game seemed like a possibility for a console, it was 'Titanfall' on the Xbox One, and it turned out to be completely bogus. With today's release of 'Infamous: Second Son, Sucker Punch let slip that digital pre-loading is coming to the PS4 in April.
@EricRovtar @epsilonomega No preload on PS4 until April and for North America, the PS Store will update at midnight PST…so 3am EST.— Sucker Punch (@SuckerPunchProd) March 19, 2014
@Pharmboy044 Not sure about SCEE but yes on SCEA.— Sucker Punch (@SuckerPunchProd) March 19, 2014
Even a ten-hour lead to pre-load major PS4 releases could really improve the digital purchase experience. Recent major releases have produced launched day traffic to a degree that staggered PSN. Digital pre-loading is common for PC game download services like Steam and Origin, which allow players to download a game early in a "locked" form. The "unlock" then occurs on release day, however, the timing of the unlock is not always ideal for players.
Source: Sucker Punch
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