Playstation 4 Now Has Pre-Loading

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There had been pretty strong rumors earlier this week, but today Sony has officially confirmed that you will be able to start pre-loading games. Pre-loading means that you’ll pre-order a game, it’ll download onto your system before it’s actually out and you can play it the minute it’s released.

“All you have to do is pre-order the game, make sure your PS4 remains in standby mode, and sit back and relax,” Sony says.

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The first game that will support pre-loading will be Transformers: Rise of The Dark Spark, which comes out Tuesday. Pretty much every major release will support it. Many of these games are already available for pre-order on the PlayStation store now including:

Battlefield Hardline
Bloodborne
Call of Duty: Advance Warfare
Destiny
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
Infamous: First Light
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Little Big Planet 3
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
The Order: 1886
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Considering some of those games don’t even have a real release date yet, it’s impressive I can already give Sony money for them!

In all seriousness, while pre-loading is a great thing, it really highlights the need for Sony to get on the ball supporting external hard drives for the PS4. Sure, you can switch out the internal hard drive, but those can cost as much or more than the console for a decent amount of room, external drives are a much more feasible option.

Xbox Ones were recently updated to support external hard drives and should also be getting the ability to pre-load soon. Hopefully Sony gets on the ball on that fast because if they want pre-loading to be a feasible thing for most gamers we will need plenty of room to download all those big AAA titles.

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