Xbox One cannot preload digital games*

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3 years ago#1
Xbox One cannot preload digital games at launch. Which means they may or may not be able to later on in the life of the Xbox One.

But, regardless, that's a pathetic feature to omit. I have to wonder if this was a recent change in response to the recent GTA5 fiasco from the PS3.

None the less, this is a major hit to the viability of digital game purchasing. The impact to the servers when major releases come out - Halo, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc - will be ruinous and devastating. While you can immediately start playing and all that fun jazz, I highly doubt that they will be able to deliver speeds necessary to satiate millions and millions of users downloading at 12:01AM ...

Source:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/05/ask-microsoft-anything-about-xbox-one
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3 years ago#2
They've already said you can play as you download, so why is preloading a big deal? XBL isn't like PSN, where people downloading a demo crashes the entire service.
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3 years ago#3
Ouch how much worse can the Xbox get?
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3 years ago#4
bessy67 posted...
They've already said you can play as you download, so why is preloading a big deal? XBL isn't like PSN, where people downloading a demo crashes the entire service.


I addressed that in my post which you chose not to read. Please read my post and try again. Thank you.
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3 years ago#5
bessy67 posted...
They've already said you can play as you download, so why is preloading a big deal? XBL isn't like PSN, where people downloading a demo crashes the entire service.


Good job not reading and just bashing because you could.
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3 years ago#6
Natatteru posted...
bessy67 posted...
They've already said you can play as you download, so why is preloading a big deal? XBL isn't like PSN, where people downloading a demo crashes the entire service.


Good job not reading and just bashing because you could.


What didn't I read? He implied that XBL wasn't reliable enough to handle the traffic, and I implied that it was.
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3 years ago#7
Foxx3k posted...
bessy67 posted...
They've already said you can play as you download, so why is preloading a big deal? XBL isn't like PSN, where people downloading a demo crashes the entire service.


I addressed that in my post which you chose not to read. Please read my post and try again. Thank you.


Except that MS has about 300,000 servers. I think we'll be alright

Anyway, has Sony announced you can or can't preload?
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3 years ago#8
Aren't those 300,000 servers for everyone, including businesses, and not just XBL?
3 years ago#9
gobuffalo30 posted...
Aren't those 300,000 servers for everyone, including businesses, and not just XBL?


Nope, 300,000 servers from the Azure service set aside solely for Xbox Live.
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3 years ago#10
Big Fan posted...
Foxx3k posted...
bessy67 posted...
They've already said you can play as you download, so why is preloading a big deal? XBL isn't like PSN, where people downloading a demo crashes the entire service.


I addressed that in my post which you chose not to read. Please read my post and try again. Thank you.


Except that MS has about 300,000 servers. I think we'll be alright

Anyway, has Sony announced you can or can't preload?


Those servers are doing a lot of things ... I suggest that you look at the launch of nearly any online game heavily dependent on servers and you'll see that they crash nearly immediately. Now, imagine the launch of a Call of Duty game that could suffer that fate.

Mind you, Xbox Live crashed in December 2007 "because of" (popularly attributed to) unexpected traffic to Call of Duty 4.

I don't believe Sony has announced whether it can or cannot, but the Playstation 3 allows certain titles to be preloaded.
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