Good news: Microsoft still planning to add preloading for digital Xbox One games

#1TBONE_OGPosted 5/1/2014 11:39:20 AM
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http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/1/5672260/xbox-one-preloading-digital-games-still-coming

Microsoft is still working on giving Xbox One owners the opportunity to preload games they've pre-ordered from the Xbox Games Store, said company spokesperson Larry Hryb on Reddit yesterday.

Responding in a thread titled "Xbox One Needs Pre Loading [sic] Feature," Hryb wrote, "All I can say right now is that yes, we want this feature as well."

Last summer, Microsoft's Marc Whitten, then the chief product officer for Xbox, told IGN that while the ability to preload digital games wouldn't be available at the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft would add that feature eventually.

A pre-order page for Titanfall appeared in late February, saying that customers would be able to download the game ahead of time, but Microsoft quickly took the page down and said that it was "posted in error." At the time, the company provided the following note: "We'll continue to strike a balance between digital distribution and its benefits, while supporting physical games purchase through our retail partners."

Sony added preloading to the PlayStation 4 with yesterday's system software update, which brought the console's firmware to version 1.70. Microsoft's April software update for the Xbox One added features such as friends notifications, Kinect improvements and support for 50 Hz Blu-ray content.


Should see this feature coming soon. Especially since Sony jumped on it.
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#2tubb311Posted 5/1/2014 11:52:23 AM
now if i could just get pre order bonuses with my digital games, i'd be good to go
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#3kidwgmPosted 5/1/2014 12:13:07 PM
This is great news and I'm not sure why MS or Sony didn't do this day one. Regardless it's awesome that both consoles will have this option soon.
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#4regsantotomasPosted 5/1/2014 12:14:23 PM
kidwgm posted...
This is great news and I'm not sure why MS or Sony didn't do this day one. Regardless it's awesome that both consoles will have this option soon.


+1
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#5Sith JediPosted 5/1/2014 12:16:49 PM
kidwgm posted...
This is great news and I'm not sure why MS or Sony didn't do this day one. Regardless it's awesome that both consoles will have this option soon.


Probably working out the kinks in the DRM.
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#6TBONE_OG(Topic Creator)Posted 5/1/2014 1:06:08 PM
kidwgm posted...
This is great news and I'm not sure why MS or Sony didn't do this day one. Regardless it's awesome that both consoles will have this option soon.


It's retailers making a stink. Soon MS, like Sony, just isn't going to care and go all in.
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#7TBONE_OG(Topic Creator)Posted 5/1/2014 1:07:41 PM(edited)
tubb311 posted...
now if i could just get pre order bonuses with my digital games, i'd be good to go


That would be nice. I think that is something they are looking into as well.

Or we could just do away with pre-order bonuses. They suck, imo. Not the content, just the principle of them.
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#8TBONE_OG(Topic Creator)Posted 5/2/2014 8:00:42 AM
Hopefully this program is ready for when Destiny drops.
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