We found out earlier this week that the upcoming PlayStation 4 system update will finally disable HDCP and add Twitch archiving, but the announcement said that “there’s a lot more coming in this update as well.” That “more” is apparently pre-loads for new games. PC gamers have had access to pre-loads on upcoming games for so long that for Steam and Origin users, it’s just a given. If it’s not there, something is broken.
Though we’ve yet to get any official word about this from Sony, we do know a big patch is on the way next month that’s set to include video editing, a HDCP off option and an upgrade in Twitch broadcasting quality. The telling part of yesterday’s update announcement was the final sentence, which promised, “there’s a lot more coming in this update as well,” so it’s very possible that pre-loading is going to be one of these currently unannounced features. In case you missed it earlier this week, the company announced it’s working on its own 3D Virtual Reality headset to rival the upcoming Oculus Rift. Seeing as sales figures for the console are currently sitting at comfortably over 6 million, there’s definitely a market for the new device.