I noticed ( on the Xbox One anyways ) that when I pre-ordered Black Ops III that the download only took a few minutes and then the download was complete . I never pre-ordered a game on a console before ( always went to Blamestop ) and yes I know that the game has not been certified yet and is far from finished at this time but my question is … Will I have start downloading the game after midnight of the released or will the game be ready to start playing right away after midnight ??? How does Playstation do their pre-orders ?
Both systems require an download/install. Some games have a pre-download that will allow you to play right at midnight, still normally requires a patch. Some games don’t have pre load and you have to do it when it releases. I imagine Black ops will pre-download and just require a patch to play.
The download that started when you bought it probably just put the title images and connected the game to your account.
yeah the game isnt even close to gold, so what you downloaded is basically a reciept, the rest of the game will install prolly a week or 2 before release.