Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that you can now pre-load PS4 and PS3 games when you pre-order them on the PlayStation Store.
Pre-loading means you can start downloading your pre-ordered game before its official release date. This means the game will have already been downloaded and you can play it once the release date for a game strikes midnight.
The best part about it is that whenever you pre-order a PS4 or PS3 game, the console will start downloading automatically when the game files are ready. You just have to make sure your console is in standby mode for the feature to work. It should start downloading your game a few days before it officially comes out.
The first PS4 game that will have this feature is Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. If you like ordering games digitally, this feature is perfect for you.
Bear in mind, only games that have been featured on the pre-order list on or after the date of May 20th are eligible. If you pre-ordered a game before that date, it won’t have the pre-load feature available for you.