Can't wait to grab the latest hot game that plans to hit the PlayStation Store? Are you an avid pre-orderer?

The good news is that Sony has introduced a new system that lets you pre-buy and download certain games on the PSN.

This means you can actually download your anticipated title before the release date, and you'll be able to play them immediately after they become officially available. The first title to take advantage of this new initiative is one of the most important games for the PlayStation Move: Sorcery . This will launch next week but if you want to have it ready to go, feel free to take advantage. This is similar to Steam's pre-loading capabilities, which lets PC gamers download titles before the actual release dates. It's all about being proactive, yes?

I find this to be a very cool feature although these days, I'm not sure just how badly I need to play a game within minutes of it releases. …and I thought midnight launches were the epitome of "Damn, I need this now !"

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

This is great news. While I wont be getting this game (not a fan of motion controls) I will for sure try it out for others.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Hopefully they are not few and far between…

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

I know a lot of people like steam, so this could be a well received feature. But it's not for me, I don't have the time to wait around until close to midnight to play a game. I see no real benefit from it. Maybe if the games were cheaper, or you could play them a day ahead maybe?

bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

Who says you have to play at midnight its a great to be able to play anytime on release day without having to wait for the download to finsh. Is this feature limited to ps3 games only because I've always thought something like this would be good for psp games and now vita. As for Sorcery Ill pass

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Buy the disc it's the same thing… There is no real benefit from doing this other than not having to leave you're house to go buy it.

It's a cool feature though. I'm just bias towards physical media.

AshT
AshT
8 years ago

I'll only download if the price is less than the retail release 🙂

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
8 years ago

Are you going to write a review for Sorcery, Ben?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

Yes. I've had the game for almost a week now.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

This is long over due. Also, this is a very good way to fight used game sales. I am probably going to take advantage of this for Sorcery. Still undecided but I am bending that way. Ever since I bought the Vita this new digital way is working out nicely!

dante_zero
dante_zero
8 years ago

this is a great psn feature but has one major stumbling block and thats the digital release pricing. Some of the pricing of full retail games on psn is absurd here in the PAL regions and is usually net with the usual its not us it's the publisher arguement. Its the same with digital pricing on vita too. Until they make digital pricing reasonable and fair this is not likely to take off. example $1 does not equal 1 euro which does not equal 1 bitish pound which seems to be the case at the moment

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
8 years ago

Nice feature for PSN titles but as far as disc goes I'll stick with my media.

One question not sure if you know the answer Ben but here I go. Ok so I pre-download a game now if there is a day 1 patch which many games have nowadays is that also gonna be downloaded before I play? Or am I still gonna have to wait for the update to download the same way it does now?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

Interesting question, I'm going to assume Yes.

burnlife308
burnlife308
8 years ago

I was glad to see that with the Ghost Recon Beta Yes I know it was because PS Store updates Tuesdays and the beta didnt start til Thursday. But after reading the comments of support for their Steam like thinking and how more ppl would have bought ME3 had you been able to pre download it I think Sony finally listened. If they want to get more digital sales to compete with hard copy games their going to have to make little incentives if their not going to reduce the price for digital copies. Ièm hope to see this applied to digital PSN exclusive titles as well

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Brilliant idea, now we can play on release minute not just release day.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

I've been enjoying this for years, hope you will too now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Don't get your PC dander up my friend 😉

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

I kid, I kid!

gray_eagle
gray_eagle
8 years ago

this is good but in another way, it's not.

i see this as a way just to get more people on board for DD.

firesoul453
firesoul453
8 years ago

I am very very exited about Sorcery!

However I will definitely be getting the disk version!