PS4 ‘pre-loading’ to debut with Destiny



Pre-loading on PlayStation 4 will begin this September, with the launch of Destiny.

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs (out next week) was originally intended to begin pre-loading on Sony’s next-gen hardware. However, this has now been cancelled for as yet unknown reasons. The PSN store and product support page have been updated to reflect the change.

The system, which already runs on the PS3, allows gamers to download the title in advance and simply ‘unlock’ the game at launch. That way, parity is restored with the disc-based release for immediacy, as there’ll be no waiting around for an enormous download file.

As long as the ‘Automatic Downloads’ box option is ticked on your console’s settings, Destiny will be on your hard drive a few days in advance, without you having to do a thing.

On the US PSN store, pre-orders for the title have already gone live – meaning you can drop the $60 right now, even though the game doesn’t release for another three months. However, there is one advantage to doing so.

Destiny, one of the most anticipated titles of 2014 and Bungie‘s first on PlayStation, has a beta scheduled for July. Pre-ordering (whether digitally or physically) guarantees you early access.


Written by Raj Mahil

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