Sony launches PSN pre-loading scheme

Friday, 18th May 2012 02:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

You’ll soon be able to download and install select PSN games ahead of release, so you can sit staring at them while waiting for the release date – just like your PC brethren. Gamasutra reports the first game to allow pre-loading will be Sorcery, which officially launches next week. Detractors frequently complain about download speeds on the PSN, so this should go some way towards addressing the issue. For more information, check out this handy official FAQ.



  1. speedxl01

    I don’t get slow download speeds on PSN, but I’m not in EU so..

    Anyway it’s great to have this preloading option, What I do most of the time, is put several games to download, and then select the option to turn down the system until the download is done, so that way when I turn my PS3 again the game is already downloaded and installed.

    It’s a breeze..

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    The future of gaming is definitely with PCs, it’s been heading that way for a long time, consoles getting more advanced, adopting more PC-like features, it’ll be interesting to see what Microsoft & Sony do next. I just hope Sony can avoid the same mistakes they did with the PS3- outrageous launch price, poorly handled hack attack, removal of features, poorly designed architecture but if the PSV is any sign(bar the extortionately priced proprietary memory cards & lack of any built in storage), Sony’s definitively heading the right way, unfortunately sales don’t reflect that, hopefully a few AAA exclusives & a consistent schedule of good games will change that, it’d be upsetting to see it fail.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. speedxl01

    @ I have a good PC and a good graphics card, mainly for apps like photoshop etc.. but I really don’t like to play on a PC, but I get what you say, remember on PS3 you could install linux, and use it like a normal PC.

    #3 3 years ago

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