PlayStation Store pre-orders now support pre-loading on PS3 and PS4

Sony announced that pre-ordered games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will now automatically pre-load ahead of time, allowing you to boot up and play right at moment they launch rather than waiting for a lengthy download. The first game to take advantage of the feature is Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, which launches on June 24.

Otherwise all titles made available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store on or after May 20, 2014 support pre-loadeding. You don’t even have to do anything–as long as the console is in standby mode, any qualifying pre-ordered games automatically downloads. There is even a countdown timer for each title to let you know exactly how long you have until you can start playing.

Here’s the current list of games with pre-load enabled:

  • 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

Pre-loading has long been available for many PC titles (such as Blizzard’s), and Sony promised it as a PlayStation 4 feature back when the console was announced. You can keep tabs on the games becoming available for pre-order with Sony’s weekly PlayStation Store Updates.

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