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“All” PS4 Games to Get Pre-Load on PSN After Destiny: Sony Changes Policy; Watch_Dogs Available at 12:01 AM EST

by on May 24, 2014 1:24 PM 72

A few days ago we reported that Sony changed its official Knowledge Center page to explain that only “certain pre-ordered titles” would benefit from a pre-load option starting with Destiny.

Looks like the tune has changed again, but this time for the better, as reported by Reddit user Louie455, that received a notification on his PlayStation App.

Not only the note mentioned that Watch_Dogs will be available to North American PSN customers at 12:01 AM (a minute after midnight) EST, but it also explained that “all” games pre-ordered after Destiny will have  a pre-load option.

We went to check the Knowledge Center page, and indeed it was changed to match. So there you have it, straight from the lion’s mouth: from Destiny onward, you’ll be able to pre-download every single PS4 game you’ll pre-order on the PSN. Better late than never.

Below you can check out the two different versions of the Knowledge Center page, before and after the change.

Current Version

PS4Preload

Obsolete Version

WatchDogsPreload3

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  • Delsin Rowe

    still waiting for mine.(watch dogs) that stupide person who wants to give a copy to me, was a big liar :((
    two days and still nothing.

    • Raven Nafariea

      Kinda figured that’s what is was. You got to be more careful about scams like that.

      • Delsin Rowe

        at the first place he said to me that it’s going to cost me 78 Euro.
        but when i called him today, he said to me that it’s going to cost me 85 Euro.
        I can buy special edition with that money.

        • Sucka Free

          yeah, Eff that

        • Jeff Maxwell

          buy it then. only got till Tuesday to wait anyway. not long

  • ipot_04

    that’s ok i guess, though still a little disappointing for those who’ll get the digital version of Watch Dogs.

  • ThrashMatt

    there’s really no way they can guarantee a publisher or developer will support this and agree to have their games available for preload

    • SkinnyAssGamer

      they do it on Steam? Valve and the publishers are cool with it and Sony and the publishers are cool with it as shown here. they don’t care.

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        Actually they don’t do it for every single title on Steam, it depends on publisher. I’m not sure how Sony managed to guarantee that, but if they will, that’s great.

  • PS4betterthanyou

    that sucks. want to preload watch dogs. hope the xboner watchdogs gets delayed again. that way the xbots can cry.

    • junguler

      grow up dude, don’t wish bad for xbox users just because sony scr*wed up and couldn’t do as they promised.
      ps: i pre-ordered the game on ps4 and i’m pis*ed i can’t pre-load it.

      • Delsin Rowe

        baby’s right ?

      • PS4betterthanyou

        xboners are garbage. there xbone is garbage they deserve it

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Nevermind. Welcome to the ban pen.

      • They Call Me Senpai

        What did Sony screw up and can’t deliver?

    • Delsin Rowe

      Another baby in the internet.
      i’m sure your parents don’t know that you spend your free time in the internet.

      • incendy is dumbass

        where is reggie?

        • Delsin Rowe

          he is on a date :P
          I set it up for him :P

          • incendy is dumbass

            nice go reggie goooo

          • Rock Lee

            No he’s dead. You should just accept that he’s dead and move on….

          • incendy is dumbass

            no

          • Rock Lee

            yes

      • PS4betterthanyou

        baby? i’m 12 you dumbazz. sounds like sum1 is just a butthurt xboner. DEAL WITH IT

        • junguler

          lol, 12 is not really that old.

        • Delsin Rowe

          12 years old is baby’s enough.
          you know you can’t play watch dogs right ?
          +18

        • Raven Nafariea

          12? Holy hell I need to find the adult section for gaming fans!

          • Somebodyissilent

            Good luck with that. Unless you find one that is age gated, you will not.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Just makes me feel uneasy sometimes. Like I expect the cops to come to my door and arrest me for talking to underage kids online. lol *But we are only talking about gaming, I swear!* =P

          • Somebodyissilent

            I’m sure the cops would watch you for a while just to get more evidence before they come for you. Once they see that you are ok, you would be fine. No need to worry.

          • Domin8

            They might

          • Somebodyissilent

            They would need a solid case.

          • Raven Nafariea

            I was only joking about it. I am sure cops don’t come for talking to people just about gaming and things like that. If they did I am sure most of the world would be under arrest right now. lol

          • Domin8

            Alright just be careful.

          • Raven Nafariea

            um, Okays. I will be. lmao

        • SkinnyAssGamer

          Comeback when you experience the Classic PlayStation Era other then that your too young to be a “PlayStation Fanboy” :)

        • Jecht_Sin

          12? More like an embryo than a baby.

        • JustGaming

          12? This, people, is whom you are arguing with. A CHILD.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      This is most certainly quite pathetic, sorry to be blunt. For now I’m gonna just delete the post, to avoid useless bickering. I suggest avoiding posts like this in the future.

      • tcnitsni

        Pretty sure his account and comments is satire by the looks of it.

  • Forest Law

    I feel like for the PS4/Xbox One digital gaming is the way to go, but I love the feeling of a physical copy in my hands, receiving the game earlier than the street date is a nice plus as well. I guess it just goes to show how lazy we have become (or just me) thanks to technlogy when getting up to switch discs is something I don’t want to do anymore lol

  • MTM2

    Finally starting to see some benefits to digital games.

    • junguler

      i really hope so, all the sale we had in ps4 were tomb rider, thief and injustice. 1 of them remake and the other just a simple port, as for the thief i didn’t do as well as they wanted to and the reviews weren’t so great for it either.

  • superkarma

    Yeah, I got the same notification about an hour ago. Very nice. I would have loved for the pre-load to kick in with Watch Dogs, but I definitely can’t complain…being able to preload every game is awesome. I’m glad Sony made this possible :)

    • Delsin Rowe

      Be Aware, i told you that i’m going to hunt you down in watch dogs.
      i still want to do that. lol

      • incendy is dumbass

        i have to tell you the samething

      • superkarma

        No worries, I’ll be on the look out for you and will destroy you the first chance I get :)

    • Sucka Free

      I was beginning to wonder if the preload thing was going to be vaporware

      • superkarma

        Nah, I wasn’t afraid of that, because they did allow it on PS3. I figured it would be coming to the PS4 sooner or later, just had hoped it was coming sooner lol.

        • junguler

          i’m going to guess R* won’t be happy with this option, i can’t forget the mess it made when gta v assets were leaked 1 month before it released :))

          • superkarma

            Meh, leaks are going to happen regardless. Watch Dogs is a perfect example of that. Rockstar usually plays it close to the chest, though…so yeah, I am curious how they act with this.

  • incendy is dumbass

    ps4 nation

    • Delsin Rowe

      Wrong sir. it’s the best nation you can find in these days.

      • incendy is dumbass

        T_T that was beautiful

  • Rock Lee

    Funnu thing is: here in the Netherlands they never mentioned pre-loading Watch Dogs, while they even advertised it in the US. Now pre-loading starts with Destiny in the US. In the Netherlands suddenly Watch Dogs (and UFC!) support pre-preloading. Now here is the funny thing. I ordered the game in the US Store because they said it would be the first title to pre-load -___-.

    Ah well, it’s cheaper for me anyway ($59 vs €69)…..

  • Maxwell Tucker

    So does this mean that it will come out at 11:00 or twelve for people in the central time zone?

    • superkarma

      I believe it’s relative to your timezone. 12:01am in whatever timezone you’re in. Not 100% sure about that, but I’m fairly certain that’s how it goes.

      • bigevilworldwide

        Not sure how they work it…I pre-ordered Wolfenstein from PSN and it clearly told me that I would be able to download it at 12:01am but it actually started downloading around 9:30pm

        • superkarma

          Was that 12:01EST? I just did a quick google and it seems as though they don’t go by relative timezones, but rather just EST. I remember now that they would always refer to PST for PS3 games unlocking. Now that you mentioned it, I do remember preordering COD:Ghosts on the PS3 and being able to download it sooner than the listed time. So…who knows lol

          • bigevilworldwide

            Yeah I live on the west coast and it seems some of them are all over the place. I did South Park digitally and was about to start downloading it at like 7-8pm it was some weird super early time….

            Either way for this hopefully they come up with something uniform, as opposed to some games are super early others are specific, I always check now though just in case

  • LovekillerX

    It is good to hear that they decided to change their policy. It is more simple to just download it at midnight than go to night sales and wait there to get your game. You can just sit on your sofa and wait that game gets released. Can’t wait until I get to try out this feature when I get my PS4!

  • superkarma

    After reading the knowledge base section more closely, I’ve come to the conclusion that not all games will be able to be pre-loaded.

    How I interpret their policy: Every pre-order game posted to the store after April 30th, 2014 will have pre-load functionality. It’ll be up to the developers/publishers if they want to enable that functionality. Destiny will be the first game that actually has it enabled.

    So, while it’s still great news, it’s not exactly what everyone is making it out to be..or even what I originally thought it would be as well. It’ll still be up to the publishers if they want pre-load enabled for their game or not, but at least the functionality will be there in case they decide in favor of it.

  • Preston queener

    Didn’t know it was possible to love my PS4 even more lol.

  • Somebodyissilent

    Nice but I’ll be picking it up at my Gamestop’s midnight launch.

  • Craig Sloan

    Sony it would be a good time now to let us Europeans be able to pre order games on the PS4. Never mind pre loading them.

    • H Karlsson

      You do know that we can preorder some of the upcoming titles now?
      Like WD, UFC, Destiny?

      • Craig Sloan

        Here in the U.K there is no option for any of these titles to be able to pre order now.

        • H Karlsson

          It should be on PSN.
          Go into the store and scroll past WD and then you´ll see Destiny and UFC

  • Redinferno124
  • ambleThought

    What a great feature!

  • ThatJustHappened

    Yea, well if it’s midnight PST for every game like it says on the Destiny page, there’s no point because that’s 2am where I live. I guess I’ll just stick with gamestop

    • Josh Melton

      Thank you, for sticking with Gamestop we need them. :^)

  • Almighty-Koz

    so its now after 12:01 EST its actually 12:15 and yea still no download, wish sony would get its act together for theese game releases i hope i dont have to wait till 5pm like i did with MLB the Show

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