Xbox One digital games pre-loading still planned

"We want this feature as well," Xbox Live exec tells console owners

Microsoft remains keen to introduce support for pre-loading digital games on Xbox One.

Responding to calls for the feature to be introduced on Microsoft's new console, Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb said on Reddit: "All I can say right now is that yes, we want this feature as well."


Former Xbox exec Mark Whitten said in September 2013 that the feature would be supported on Xbox One in the future, but that it wouldn't be ready for the console's November launch.

The most recent PS4 update, released on Wednesday, introduced automatic downloading for pre-ordered games, meaning they're ready to play as soon as the title launches.

Hryb also said on Reddit last month that support for Xbox One external game storage will be introduced in the near future.

April's Xbox One update added new game save features and friend notifications, plus improved Kinect and game DVR functionality.


Xbox One fan's custom UI concept praised by Microsoft

Major Nelson says he has 'passed it around' Microsoft