When Grand Theft Auto III came out, I remember queueing outside of Woolworths with my mum (I was irresponsibly about 14 years old) in order to buy it on its day of release and take it home. It was pouring down. It was miserable. As of today, PS4 owners will be able to pre-load downloadable, pre-ordered titles ahead of release. The kids of today don't know how lucky they are.
The feature is switched on by default for the titles that support it, complete with a countdown clock to bring anticipation levels to fever pitch. While all new titles will eventually get the pre-download option, the current list stands at 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 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.