PlayStation 4 pre-loading begins with new Transformers game
posted on 06.18.14 at 03:25 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Pre-load Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3, Uncharted 4, and more.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

PlayStation 4 game pre-loading—downloading the full game before release so it’s immediately playable once it’s out—will begin with Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark on June 27, Sony Computer Entertainment announced.

All titles made available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store on or after May 20 will also be available for pre-load, including Bloodborne, Destiny, Far Cry 4, and a number of other upcoming games. The focus is on PlayStation 4, the ability to pre-load your games is also available for PlayStation 3 pre-orders.

Here’s the list of currently available pre-orders supporting pre-load:

Title Pre-Order Price
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
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  • pixxxelz

    I really like this preload thingie but I like those plastic boxes way too much to just let them go

    • Elvick

      It’s for digital only games too. Note inFamous: First Light.

      • pixxxelz

        Yep I noticed that, PvZ Garden Warfare is digital only too iirc

        • Elvick

          That’s actually at retail too.

          • pixxxelz

            You’re right! I had no idea

        • Zackasaur

          Luckily, PvZ Garden Warfare is available physically. c:

          • pixxxelz

            I know,

  • OverlordZetta

    Wait, you mean this feature they were bragging about from day one is only just now starting?

    Dang Sony.

    • César H. Sandoval

      Welcome to the videogame industry.

      I’d wish for you to enjoy the ride, but it’s all suffering from here!

    • Elvick

      Every company does it… MS did it *looks at streaming*, Nintendo too. *looks at no eShop for 3DS launch*

      And I’d rather wait and have it work properly, rather than have it half assed and not work at all. But I guess I’m crazy for wanting things done right, rather than right now.

      edit; And I swear, no one knows what “bragging” actually is anymore. ‘Gamers’ just assemble random words together these days.

      • Invisbin

        Either way, still waiting the same amount of time.

  • 武神水樹

    Infamous First Spark getting others on disc

  • Zackasaur

    Nifty, but I will continue to buy retail copies I can actually own.

    EDIT: But I will absolutely do that for First Spark. ♡

  • Unretributed

    I don’t think I fully understand the benefit of this feature.

    So basically, you’re paying for and downloading games before they come out but you can’t play them until they come out? Am I reading that right? What’s the point in that?

    • Zackasaur

      You won’t have to wait for it to download once it is out. You will be able to play your game right away at midnight, if you so choose.

    • Azoz

      Useful for people who have slow internet connections.
      For me, it is not enough to download the whole game :(
      But it helps a lot.

  • badmoogle

    Thanks but no thanks.Retail games cost me less and i prefer to have a physical copy (which i can sell if i don’t like it.)

    • Zefhar

      Buying in retail is less expensive? Wow, in my country it’s the other way around. I guess it’s the imports and tax BS.

      • badmoogle

        It’s not much here either but it’s definitely less.Even if i only win 1€ from buying from a retailer why on earth i should pay 1€ more for a digital version?

        And anyway i buy almost all of my physical games from online shops like amazon and ebay and i save a LOT of money that way (even on day 1 games) than if i was to buy their digital versions.And like i said before it’s nice to have the option to sell them if you want to (even though personally i almost never sell my games)

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  • Budgiecat

    If you bought all those games on that list it would be $1060 wouldn’t fit the hard drive…

    • MrKappa

      Which is why you gotta delete games and redownload them if you want to play them later.
      One of the many cons of digital.

  • shogunknight

    That means a new update is coming