Contrary to earlier news pre-loading would start with Destiny, a new list of games has come from Sony confirming pre-load functionality is going live soon.
Back in May we reported an announcement from Sony stating that pre-load functionality for the PS4 wasn’t due to start until September, now following featured pre-load games at E3 Sony have published a list of new titles set to support the feature due to arrive in the next few days.
Pre-loading will allow you to download pre-ordered new games before the release date to have prepped and ready to go once they’re out, without having to waiting hours on end for the game to download and install.
"We all know that some of the biggest games can take a while to download,” announced Sony Digital Distribution Manager Chieh Chen on the PlayStation blog, “and with the pre-load functionality, you’ll be able to download and install those huge files up to several days in advance. And don’t worry if you forget: any titles you’ve pre-ordered will be automatically pre-loaded and auto-downloaded to your PS4 system by default. “
The first new game to bring in pre-loading will now be Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark arriving on Jun 24th. Sony have also provided a list of upcoming PS4 titles also set to come with pre-loads.
- Battlefield Hardline – $59.99
- Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition – $69.99
- Bloodborne – $59.99
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – $59.99
- Destiny – $59.99
- Dragon Age: Inquisition – $59.99
- Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition – $69.99
- Far Cry 4 - $59.99
- inFAMOUS First Light – $14.99
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – $39.99
- LittleBigPlanet 3 – $59.99
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – $59.99
- The Order: 1886 – $59.99
- Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark – $59.99
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – $59.99
In addition to the list, Sony also note that all titles made available for pre-order on PlayStation Store on or after May 20, 2014, will be pre-loaded. Pre-loaded games will also include a count-down timer to let you know how long you have to wait before you can get going and the service will also extend to PS3 pre-ordered games on the PlayStation Store.