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You can now pre-load your PS4 games!

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PC gamers have been able to pre-load games for ages. Buy a game on Steam, well ahead of release, download the files, and you’re able to play the game as soon as the clock strikes midnight. It’s the sort of stuff that’s made midnight launches irrelevant. Now, that feature is available on your PlayStation 4..though it’s limited to just two handfuls of games right now.

Soon, any game you’ve pre-ordered after May 10 will automatically download and be available to play, but as of now, the list is limited to the following games:

  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition
  • 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

The first of those games to go live is Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark if you feel like testing it out. I’m quite seriously contemplating throwing down the cash for Destiny though, and getting it downloaded and ready for its September release.

I do, however, find it a bit cheeky that you can already pre-order games like Uncharted 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3, especially digitally. The whole point of pre-ordering was to make sure that you got stock – but that’s a constraint that doesn’t exist when it comes to digital content.

You planning on getting any of those games? I’m hesitant, mostly because digital games on the PS4 tend to cost quite a bit more than their retail counterparts here in South Africa. that’s not true for Destiny though, which is available digitally for about R150 less than a full retail price store-bought copy.

Last Updated: June 19, 2014

77 Comments

  1. Monado

    June 19, 2014 at 10:01

    This has been happening on PS3 for while too , no?

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  2. Sith JJ

    June 19, 2014 at 10:02

    Welcome to the 21st century.

    Reply

  3. oVg FX

    June 19, 2014 at 10:06

    Like the South African Titanfall pre-download.

    Trolololol

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    • Sith JJ

      June 19, 2014 at 10:06

      Eish

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    • Rince&exhale

      June 19, 2014 at 10:08

      Too soon? 🙂

      Reply

    • Monado

      June 19, 2014 at 10:08

      We weren’t really missing out on much

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 19, 2014 at 10:11

      lol TitanFAIL

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    • Sith JJ

      June 19, 2014 at 10:12

      Come now. It’s not like EA fails us all the time. 😛

      Reply

  4. Rince&exhale

    June 19, 2014 at 10:06

    Tehehe. Destiny, coming to a server nowhere near you.

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  5. Sith JJ

    June 19, 2014 at 10:07

    …and play your games at 1080p 60fps *cough

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2014 at 10:15

      Oh you.

      Reply

  6. Sk3tz0

    June 19, 2014 at 10:08

    only sucks that the PSN prices are little steaper than the retail ones..

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2014 at 10:09

      Agreed!

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    • Monado

      June 19, 2014 at 10:10

      Not for all games though, and the Sales make up for it

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 19, 2014 at 10:13

        The new games are more expensive than the retail equivalents

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        • Monado

          June 19, 2014 at 10:18

          Zat is true, but prices go down at least, faster than retail sometimes

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  7. Rince&exhale

    June 19, 2014 at 10:12

    Another feather SONY, well done.

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  8. Rince&exhale

    June 19, 2014 at 10:13

    I suppose if you start downloading Destiny now it’ll have finished only a week after release. So win win.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2014 at 10:15

      LOL!

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    • Sk3tz0

      June 19, 2014 at 10:15

      How big is the official Destiny goin to be.. I wonder.. the alpha was like 6 Gigs

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 19, 2014 at 10:16

        Depends, do you want the full graphical one, or the downgraded ‘watchdogs’ version?0-O

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        • Sk3tz0

          June 19, 2014 at 10:18

          I dont believe Watch Dogs was Downgraded like they say.. I just think the E3 footage and shit before release was over exaggeratted.. EVERYTHING WAS A LIE!!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 19, 2014 at 10:34

            It wasn’t a lie. It really can look like that on PC. 😉

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 19, 2014 at 10:18

      took me about 3 hours to download the alpha., which was about 7gb. Get better internet. ;P

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 19, 2014 at 10:18

        I feel uncomfortable praying to the same gods you do, just to get better internet.

        Reply

      • Sk3tz0

        June 19, 2014 at 10:19

        Best part was.. Turn ur PS4 on Standby it’ll download while u sleeping..

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 19, 2014 at 10:20

          This is awesome!

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          • Sith JJ

            June 19, 2014 at 10:20

            Magical

          • Hammersteyn

            June 19, 2014 at 10:24

            Amazing Hai

          • Sith JJ

            June 19, 2014 at 10:25

            Hai!

      • KingKappie

        June 19, 2014 at 10:19

        get better Internet you say? how about move to a different country with hellkom in SA

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 19, 2014 at 10:20

        We have better internet, we don’t get the bandwidth speeds as advertised.

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 19, 2014 at 10:20

        My internetz are better than urz.

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          June 19, 2014 at 10:21

          Your spelling isn’t

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          • Rince&exhale

            June 19, 2014 at 10:45

            Iz 2! Nah. Was kidding, have a rather decent connection actually. Just not very stable at full speed.

          • Sith JJ

            June 19, 2014 at 12:48

            Sounds like OVG on a bicycle

      • Tauriq Moosa

        June 19, 2014 at 10:24

        (Ditto: though game often booted me – then finally found a solid groove but then booted me the next session.)

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      • CAE9872

        June 19, 2014 at 10:25

        Mine downloaded pretty quick as well. Was surprised…

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    • Tauriq Moosa

      June 19, 2014 at 10:23

      which speaks volumes of playing it considering internetnetnetneting speeds.

      Reply

  9. Sith JJ

    June 19, 2014 at 10:15

    I should probably check out what Plants vs Zombies is all about sometime

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    • CAE9872

      June 19, 2014 at 10:20

      I agree – looks interesting.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2014 at 10:21

      Looks like it could be fun

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 19, 2014 at 10:21

        It really does, tbh.

        Reply

  10. Sk3tz0

    June 19, 2014 at 10:17

    Come Pay day.. I’m getting Shadows of Hordor 😛

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    • Alex Hicks

      June 19, 2014 at 10:22

      lolz.

      I also originally read that as Shadows of Hodor; and went all Game of Thrones … HODOR!

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 19, 2014 at 10:24

        HODOR!

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        • Alex Hicks

          June 19, 2014 at 10:25

          Hodor?

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 19, 2014 at 10:25

            H-ODOR!!!

          • Sk3tz0

            June 19, 2014 at 10:26

            Odor By Hodor

          • Sith JJ

            June 19, 2014 at 10:26

            Horrible Odour?

          • Hammersteyn

            June 19, 2014 at 10:27

            hahaha

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 19, 2014 at 10:22

      I want that game too. 😀

      Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 19, 2014 at 10:43

      Hordor?

      Reply

  11. CAE9872

    June 19, 2014 at 10:22

    I tend to not mind downloading games that I want to play that are “OK” – but games I truly want I want the hard copy. And Destiny may have a collectors edition which I KNOW I will want.

    And nothing on that list that is OK – well maybe Transformers but never played any of them! Or even watched any of the movies!

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  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 19, 2014 at 10:22

    As convenient as pre-loading may be, I’m not sold. (a) I still prefer having a physical copy of a game in my hand (b) I don’t trust the cloud (c) digital is still more expensive than going into BT games and buying my loot (d) I’m old and unwilling to embrace the future (e) you’re all dirty peasants!!!

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    • Sith JJ

      June 19, 2014 at 10:23

      a) Agreed
      b) The cloud is not a lie
      c) We know
      d) Only when Trevor is around

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 19, 2014 at 10:24

        It’s just more obvious when I’m around really.

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        • Sith JJ

          June 19, 2014 at 10:25

          True

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    • Sk3tz0

      June 19, 2014 at 10:23

      I prefer the Physical Coopy aswell.. its easier to trade out come the day ur bored of it 😛

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    • CAE9872

      June 19, 2014 at 10:23

      You get an upvote for the “I’m old and unwilling to embrace the future” – your part (d) though…hmmm almost deserves the downvote! But I will let you go due to part (c) = I’m old…

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2014 at 10:26

      a) Yes
      b) Yes
      c) Yes
      d) Hell Yes
      e) You’re a banana
      http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aAYzDK9_460sa.gif

      Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 19, 2014 at 10:42

      If I could backup my game the same way I can via Steam then I am all for it. But now, not so much.

      Reply

  13. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 19, 2014 at 10:22

    Yes. Learn from the pioneering Master Race – shop the fuck around before buying.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2014 at 10:27

      • ToshZA

        June 19, 2014 at 10:27

        LOL

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      • Sk3tz0

        June 19, 2014 at 10:28

        LOL

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 19, 2014 at 10:33

        Duct tape makes everything better hehe

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 19, 2014 at 10:44

          XD

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        • Sk3tz0

          June 19, 2014 at 14:49

          Duct tape turning a No No NO into a mmmphf mphff mphff

          Reply

    • Sith JJ

      June 19, 2014 at 10:28

      Except in the case of Steam Sales. In which case…buy buy buy!

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      • ToshZA

        June 19, 2014 at 10:28

        8 hours, 31 minutes until the summer sale.

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        • Sith JJ

          June 19, 2014 at 10:33

          !!!

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 19, 2014 at 10:29

        I bought every Wing Commander game for a little over R100 today. It was a good day.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 19, 2014 at 10:30

        No, in that case you must learn from (complimentary phrase for me) and NOT do that.

        Reply

  14. KingKappie

    June 19, 2014 at 10:49

    You can not get a ultra cool limited edition if you download the game

    Reply

  15. Jonah Cash

    June 19, 2014 at 16:24

    I will download Destiny, as I don’t see myself trading it in over the next few years!! Might not play it that much two years time but a PvP match every now and then will probably keep me sane!! And R650 is just a great price for it!!

    Reply

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