PlayStation 4 adds game pre-loading with 1.70 update

The upcoming 1.70 update for PlayStation 4 adds a crucial feature that PC gamers have had for a long time: the ability to pre-load.

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The upcoming 1.70 update for PlayStation 4 adds a crucial feature that PC gamers have had for a long time: the ability to pre-load. As with Steam, once a digital game is pre-ordered via the PlayStation Store, it will start to download onto the console. That doesn’t mean you’ll be able to play the game right away. Instead, you’ll be able to play it once the game is “unlocked” on release day.

Once pre-loaded, “there will be a countdown that starts when the official time of release is announced,” SCEA director Scott McCarthy confirmed on the PlayStation.Blog. Given games like Infamous: Second Son are 20GB, it’s nice to shave off a few hours of download time and get right to playing as soon as possible.

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    April 17, 2014 8:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PlayStation 4 adds game pre-loading with 1.70 update.

    The upcoming 1.70 update for PlayStation 4 adds a crucial feature that PC gamers have had for a long time: the ability to pre-load.

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      April 17, 2014 8:21 AM

      Now we are cooking with gas.

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      April 17, 2014 8:24 AM

      Fuck yeah.

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      April 17, 2014 8:26 AM

      Man who's running the show over there these days? I want to send them some cookies for DOING SHIT RIGHT

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      April 17, 2014 8:30 AM

      Sony really seems to be killing it this gen. I like what they are doing.

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      April 17, 2014 8:42 AM

      Now if they'd only release a remote so I could use a Harmony, I could buy one.

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      April 17, 2014 8:56 AM

      PS4 continues to get better. This is what else I would like to see happen.

      Near-term improvements:
      -Release 720p twitch support
      -Game suspend mode
      -Improved bluray playback
      -More durable thumbstick material.

      Future improvements/changes:
      -Increased battery capacity in the DS4 controller
      -Reduced OS memory footprint allocating more ram to developers.
      -New sku with 1tb hybrid drive.

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        April 17, 2014 9:21 AM

        yes, game suspend/resume would be great :(

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        April 17, 2014 9:22 AM

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          April 17, 2014 9:26 AM

          End of April/May has a decent number of games being released.

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          April 17, 2014 10:17 PM

          You are aware that there is more playable game currently on the Ps4 than the other new gen console ?

          You should rephrased your comment with "We need games that i specifically for me want to play"

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            April 17, 2014 10:46 PM

            I've found quite a bit of stuff to play. Hell, I've got 15 or 16 games on the PS4 right now. Most of them get played pretty regularly.

            I realize that I'm not the typical person. I had nearly 100 games for my 360 before I gave it to a buddy. 40+ on my PS3 which I didn't even get until GOW3 came out.

            For as early in its lifetime as the PS4 is I'd say they're doing pretty good on games. Sure more stuff could come out, but its not like there aren't any games to play!

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        April 17, 2014 9:30 AM

        Biggest thing I want is proper Twitch integration and video exporting. The One destroys it in that single area. Just let me upload to Twitch archives or to Dropbox or something.

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        April 17, 2014 10:28 AM

        I think the last near term would have to go into future as retooling hardware isn't cheap.

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        April 17, 2014 10:52 PM

        What about DLNA?

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      April 17, 2014 9:13 AM

      FUCK YES!!

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      April 17, 2014 10:32 AM

      Did the infamous patch drop yet? I want to fool around with photo mode.

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      April 17, 2014 11:59 AM

      WHERE THE HELL IS MY SUSPEND MODE

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        April 17, 2014 1:58 PM

        fuck suspend mode, give us bluetooth headset support

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          April 17, 2014 4:45 PM

          I used to be in that camp, but I ended up caving and buying the Sony headset (which uses a dongle) and I love it

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            April 17, 2014 5:23 PM

            it's indeed phenominal

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            April 17, 2014 10:46 PM

            I was looking at one of those today. It looks pretty sweet.

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      April 17, 2014 5:59 PM

      Its about fucking time. So...when does this update actually come out???

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