PS4 will allow users to pre-load game downloads from April, a first-party development studio has claimed.
A post on the official Sucker Punch Productions Twitter account said the pre-loading feature will be enabled in North America next month, but didn't confirm if it will also be available in Europe then.
Sony has not yet officially announced plans to enable PS4 software pre-loading, but CVG has contacted PlayStation's European arm for clarification.
@EricRovtar @epsilonomega No preload on PS4 until April and for North America, the PS Store will update at midnight PST...so 3am EST.— Sucker Punch (@SuckerPunchProd) March 19, 2014
@Pharmboy044 Not sure about SCEE but yes on SCEA.— Sucker Punch (@SuckerPunchProd) March 19, 2014
A PS4 system update due for release "in the coming weeks" will add a number of features aimed at users who want to share gameplay footage online including a "rich video editor" and a new option enabling the exporting of saved clips and screenshots to USB drives.
Additionally, the PS4 firmware update will include a 'HDCP off' option, allowing players to deactivate capture protection and stream gameplay footage through HDMI using a capture card.