PS4 has secret pre-load patch feature after 4.50

We have some very exciting news for PS4 owners now, after the discovery of what looks to be a brand new feature added after the 4.50 update but not mentioned by Sony making it a hidden or secret update for users.

This feature will now allow developers to pre-load patches at an earlier date before they are due to go live.

The first confirmation of this can be seen with an upcoming Little Big Planet 3 update which is scheduled to go live at the end of this week.


You can see it in the screenshot above, which shows the version number of the update and crucially the date and even time when it will be available to install.

This has been clarified by the developers themselves as you can see in the accompanying Tweet below – confirming it as a brand new feature of the PS4.

It goes without saying that this amazing potential for the future if you are a gamer who has limited time to play but is often left frustrated with huge patch installs which sometimes can take hours on a slow connection.

Imagine if the next Battlefield 1 patch which are often massive in size is now able to be downloaded in advance, which would then mean that you play the DLC the minute it goes live and not have to wait for the supporting patch to be installed first.

Are you excited about this? Please let us know if you have seen any other games that are showing pre-load patches in advance.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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