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May 19 2014
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Will Watch Dogs have early download?!?!

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So I preordered the game in the Playstation Store for PS4 will I be able to start the download early so I can play it right away?? Lets hope it doesn't do what MLB 14 did.

 

 

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Re: Will Watch Dogs have early download?!?!

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I am assuming they will let the download start 24 hours proir to release.

 

They said it would be available on pre-load. Aslo https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/watch-dogs/cid=UP0001-CUSA00021_00-WATCHDO... says "Released May 26, 2014".

 

I also understand that our PS4 will automatically start the download when available if settings agree. 

 

IDK though... This is my first pre-order, ever, and I hope it goes smooth for us all. Will not be very happy if download does not open up till the same day..

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Yeah, it should be available since you pre-ordered it. It should be ready to downlad immediatly at launch and you can play while downloading. 

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Re: Will Watch Dogs have early download?!?!

May 19, 2014
@Hawkfan267 he means can he start downloading before release date (which he should be able to, since they said Watch Dogs will be the first game that you can pre-load)

However, they probably won't start the pre-load process until 1-2 days before release
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@Hawkfan267 he means can he start downloading before release date (which he should be able to, since they said Watch Dogs will be the first game that you can pre-load)

However, they probably won't start the pre-load process until 1-2 days before release

Um, yeah...then no. You can downlaod ASAP on launch day, not before. It's still the fastest way to get the game though.

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May 19, 2014
Really hawk cause its being advertised as preload, which means before 12:01am on the 27th
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@Hawkfan267, they said it's going to have Pre load. You clearly don't read the blog or twitter.
https://mobile.twitter.com/PSN_Updates/status/467494753953923072

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Hawkfan267, they said it's going to have Pre load. You clearly don't read the blog or twitter.
https://mobile.twitter.com/PSN_Updates/status/467494753953923072

Honestly, I haven't tried it yet. I still get most of my games at retail. But I have read how it works and it's suppossed to be an immediate download the second it launches on the 27th. There's a possibilty that I'm wrong here, but I don't think so.

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It's not a possibility you are wrong, you just are wrong.

Straight from the PS Blog:

Play as Soon as the Game is Released

Providing you with immediate access to your games is a priority designed into PS4, and something we will always strive to make better. We’ve had a great response from PS4 fans about the Play as You Download feature, the snappy load times when launching and playing games, and the general speed and responsiveness of the UI. The 1.70 update adds features to build on this idea and make it faster to play the games you pre-order with an auto pre-download capability, which allows you to pre-download your select pre-ordered game up to several days prior to release. If you have the auto-download feature enabled, it will automatically pre-download your pre-ordered game so you can play as soon as the game is unlocked on release day.

 

As I mentioned earlier, some of these features were a direct result of the great feedback we’ve been getting from you, our dedicated gamer community. We enjoy listening to your comments, and encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts with us. And this is just the beginning. We’ve got a lot more coming in PS4 system software update v1.70 and beyond. The PS4 experience will constantly evolve, and new innovative ideas can come from anywhere to ensure the platform continues to deliver the best in gaming and entertainment every time you turn it on.

We’ll have more information to share about new upcoming features for this major system software update as the release approaches, so stay tuned!

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Dont hold your breath.
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