Sometimes I hate my internet connection. At least it’s fairly stable, and before people tell me to switch, just know that there is almost no infrastructure in my too-quickly-developed hipster neighborhood. Downloading huge games can be problematic for me, which is why preloading will make me seriously happy.
According to a PlayStation support page, Destiny will be the first title to get pre-loading via the PSN:
Beginning with Destiny, certain pre-ordered titles can be automatically be pre-loaded prior to their release. This lets you rest easy knowing that your game will be ready for play the second its release date hits.
For all the PC gamers out there, this probably seems common sensical – it’s a feature that’s been available to you lot for a while. However, new generation console users haven’t had this functionality, and it will certainly save on heartache when launch day comes. I suppose they are finally realizing just how big these games are – with that many GB to download I don’t care how fast your line speed is, it will still take a while before you’re able to play.
According to the support page, you can even set your PlayStation to automatically preload games that you’ve preordered. Somehow, that makes me feel a little too happy. It’s almost like my PS4 is becoming my butler. Now if only on launch day it would come into the room and cough unobtrusively and then tell me that my game is ready for me. Talk about full service.
Destiny is currently available for preorder on PlayStation – remember that if you preorder you get access to the Beta that will be taking place in July.
Last Updated: May 22, 2014