PlayStation 4 will download remote purchases made via smartphone or desktop PCs automatically, a Sony exec has confirmed.
Any purchase made remotely will awaken the PS4 from its sleep mode. The item will download, then the console will return to its sleep state.
The news comes via Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida, who confirmed the functionality on Twitter.
"When you buy a PS4 game on smartphone, it will wake your PS4 up to start downloading the game. PS4 goes back to sleep after that," Yoshida Tweeted.
Similar functionality is in place for the PS3 and Vita, however items are only added to a download queue. A user is required to commence the download once they're using the console.
With the PS4, a game can be purchased, downloaded and installed remotely.
PS4 will release November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara said last week that the company is struggling to satisfy pre-orders, claiming that the PS4 is heading for a "sell-out situation".