Watch Dogs Pre-Load Now Available On EU PSN, Allows To Download Game Before Release

While it was officially confirmed earlier this week that pre-loading will officially begin with Destiny starting this September, it seems like this won’t be the case. As various users have confirmed, they can indeed download Watch Dogs before its official release date, but this is limited to EU PSN users only.

PS4 1.70 firmware update included the ability to pre-load games, but this wasn’t utilized properly until now. The digital pre-load of games like Watch Dogs is not available yet in US, but it seems like the EU folks can enjoy this pre-loading feature and download Watch Dogs before its official release.

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The confirmation was posted at reddit and over at gaming forum NeoGAF. If you have digitally pre-ordered Watch Dogs on PS4 in EU, you can pre-load the game starting today and then just play it as it is unlocked on its release.

Watch Dogs is about 22.4 GB in size, as can be seen above. It is about the same size on the Xbox One. If you are interested to see how it looks on the previous generation consoles,  you can check out our comparison from here.

Have you pre-ordered Watch dogs on the PS4? Are you going to utilize this pre-load feature? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Gus

    does anybody know when this will unlock for us? this is the last time I ever purchase a game on playstation store as I am in Australia and the game was released this morning, I could’ve been playing it whole day, very disappointing sony

  • Gus

    there is a lock on mine, I still cant play it

  • RandomAccount

    ps3 is 17GB or some… its 27-5-14 now at 3:09PM and i cant play it yet?

  • Caine

    Check the file size in the system settings. The 22GB will be downloaded in the background, visible in the options of the game

  • ZzZ85

    why is mine under 4 gigs?? downloading now

    • The game will be downloaded in chunks. You won’t get the full download, I think.

      • ZzZ85

        Hm, just hope its playable after downloading the files I’ve got downloading now then:)

        • That’s usually what happens with digital downloads on the PS4. You can perhaps play it with the initial download while the full download commences in the background.

          • ZzZ85

            Lets hope so:) thanks for the reply!

          • Pix

            Im wondering the same, i live in the east coast us