Giving more power to those of us choosing to go digital by allowing us to preorder and pre-install games. This is huuuge!
[Mod Edit: This idea has been merged with similar ideas by apex nz, DjDATZ, Bonk Choy, and xDatBlackKidx. Thanks everyone!]
You can now pre-order games digitally and pre-load them before launch! More info here: http://news.xbox.com/2014/08/gamescom-xbox-one-gamescom-press-release
Wtf preorders dont get xharged til 10 days b4 now. Sadly this means that im done preordering. Bc im not gonna keep buying games if u wont go ahead and charge me. I do not like this charge looming over my acc and if it overdrafts me in april im canceling xbox live. Terrible policy makes no sense. Obviosly these preorders do not help the developer make the game so im done. Now that Ms is inconveniencing me like this...
When I pre order a game does it come as a hard copy or do I have to download it?
STR8 TIGGZ commented
How do I download my pre ordered game ? I got black ops 3 and it downloaded something but it's only 106 mb,I thought I could download the game before it comes out so I don't have to later,or am I just way to early ? Lol
So you will be able to download it then at 12 on the day it comes out you can go ahead and play it
I8 G1GG5Y 78 commented
You should enable pre-download for people who order a hard copy, of course you would be required to insert the disc when it arrives to play
I would like a way of telling the Xbox that you intend to buy a game and it would automatically download any updates or even start to install the game before you get a physical copy.
I new I was going to get Witcher 3 a few days before I had the money but once I got it, it took 45 minutes to install and update. These are valuable gaming minutes I missed. The updates will now continue now I have the game installed and the always on feature selected but it would have been nice to get home, insert the disk and play.
It doesn't matter when pre-orders become available since its unlimited stock.
It appears that games appear for pre-load when a games gone gold so expect Arkham Knight to appear 2 weeks before release.
Also this is probably done because of game delays.
Meow Danny 97 commented
I have to say, this does seem like a nice idea. But wouldn't it take some time for them to be able to do it?
I pre-ordered and pre-downloaded both COG: Advanced Warfare and Halo: Master Chief Collection and pre-downloaded both onto my system but their icons and the DLC content keeps queuing up after it already downloaded but does not show it downloading. Anyone having problems with this as well?
I think the pre-order/pre-load still had problem.
US is fine, but on other region, the unlock time is not the same as the content description (For exmaple, Sunset overdrive)
Please fix this problem.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are now available for pre-order & pre-download!!!
This already exists at the Microsoft site. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/Pre-order-games/categoryID.67154000?Icid=Homepage_Hero_3_XboxPreOrder_092414
Muzkur BR commented
That will be possible to Brazilian costumers?
My thoughts exactly. It's bad enough that we're still paying $60 for a caseless, manualless, discless game. But waiting an additional 3 hours is a slap in the face when I could give me money to a Gamestop to play a game on time.
Only a couple titles for pre order where is cod AW, AC, BFH, i see the witcher MKX and homefront none of which i can purchase misses joust your response implies that all the content is available are only certain games going to be available for preorder do you have more feed back other than the same gamescom link which i have seen 10 times please provide more feedback this is marked completed but doesnt seem to b
MS im pre ordering titles on ps4 simply because i can lets get it together
Sincerly a xbox fan
Mmmmm Yes Siirr commented
I agree if I digitally pre order a game I don't want to be constrained 12:01 PDT to play, especially if I could've gone around the corner and purchased the game at 12 CDT. It defeats part of the purpose in digitally pre ordering if I'm not being allowed the opportunity to be one of the first people playing it.
Ok, I understand.
AdminMisses Joust (Staff, Xbox) commented
This is related to the Xbox Store.
Is this for pre-orders from the Xbox store only or does this include pre-order digital versions from retailers like Gamestop?