news\ Jun 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be the first PS4 game to support automatic pre-loading, not Destiny


Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be the first PS4 game to make use of automatic pre-loading, not Destiny as it was originally believed. The news comes via Sony Network Entertainment digital distribution manager Chieh Chen who made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog today.

"You won’t have to wait long to try this new feature out – Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, which launches on June 24th, will be the first PS4 title to take advantage of automatic pre-load," Chen said. "Additionally, all titles made available for pre-order on PlayStation Store on or after May 20, 2014, will be pre-loaded."

For those unfamiliar, automatic pre-load on the PS4 allows you to download pre-ordered games and install them before they are actually released. That way when they are unlocked on release date, you won't have to waste any more time downloading them; you can just jump right in and play.

"We all know that some of the biggest games can take a while to download, and with the pre-load functionality, you’ll be able to download and install those huge files up to several days in advance," Chen said.

What makes these feature even better is that you won't have to worry about manually starting the download. Any titles that you've pre-ordered will be automatically pre-loaded and auto-downloaded to your PS4 system as long as your system is in standby mode.

Other upcoming PS4 games that will support pre-loading are:

  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Far Cry 4
  • inFAMOUS First Light
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • The Order: 1886
  • Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

It's worth noting that not all PS4 games will support this feature. And even though we're only talking about PS4 here, pre-loading is also available for certain PS3 pre-orders.

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