As we are nearing the one year anniversary of the new generation of consoles in a few months, we are gradually getting new features added to both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, many of which have been available on PC for a good while. One of those happens to be pre-loading of digital games, which PlayStation 4 tried and had issues with a few months ago, and now Microsoft has revealed that Xbox One is going to be getting the feature soon as well.
Just like Steam has been offering for a good while, you will now have the ability to pre-order games, such as the upcoming Forza Horizon 2, in advance. At some point prior to release, your console will pre-load the game but you will not have the ability to play it. Then, when it hits midnight on the day of release, you will gain instant access to the game.
This is a much wanted feature due especially to the large game sizes found in this new generation. Wolfenstein; The New Order was a major culprit of this, which required a nearly 50 GB download just to play. You can typically play games when the download is only partially done, but most features are locked until you finish it completely.