PS4 Downloads entire games as Featured Content

Started by the-pi-guy, Feb 14, 2018, 04:48 PM

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PS4 Downloads entire games as Featured Content | ResetEra

 
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As discovered by Easy Allie's Bloodworth, if you have 'Featured Content' enabled in Automatic Downloads, the PS4 now can download an entire title to your drive Previously it would just put the game icon at the front of your dashboard, now the system is downloading the whole game to your machine. Whilst this feature has been around for a while, I believe this is the first example of downloading an entire game. So if you haven't already, it may be worth disabling this feature which can be found in (Settings) > (System) > (Automatic Downloads) When the download had completed, it was a locked title as assumed.  

Dr. Pez

Weird. Havent had this happen tome

Xevross

Weird. Havent had this happen tome
Apparently its disabled by default in Europe.

Legend

This featured content has been getting more and more extreme in the past few months. Hopefully it's not a slippery slope to an ad filled experience.

Xevross

This featured content has been getting more and more extreme in the past few months. Hopefully it's not a slippery slope to an ad filled experience.
Yeah it's bad. Sony have been getting worse and worse as this gen has gone on. I'm worried they'll become arrogant Sony again

Dr. Pez

Yeah it's bad. Sony have been getting worse and worse as this gen has gone on. I'm worried they'll become arrogant Sony again
Eh they're still doing most things right imo

nnodley

Yeah it's bad. Sony have been getting worse and worse as this gen has gone on. I'm worried they'll become arrogant Sony again
Yeah but it can be turned off.  It needs to be off by default everywhere, but at least it can be.

SWORDF1SH

They touted this as a feature day one but sounds like it's the first time they've done in. Should be a feature turned off by default or the user made fully aware it's active .

Ludicrous Speed

I remember this being one of the new PSN features they talked about with PS4 in interviews leading up to release. Something along the lines of PSN tracking what you play and then downloading demos of similar games you could try and even full version of similar new titles in case you want to buy them. Never seen it in action before, but I have pretty much every marketing thing turned off on my PS4.

Legend

I remember this being one of the new PSN features they talked about with PS4 in interviews leading up to release. Something along the lines of PSN tracking what you play and then downloading demos of similar games you could try and even full version of similar new titles in case you want to buy them. Never seen it in action before, but I have pretty much every marketing thing turned off on my PS4.
Yeah it was mentioned during the PS4 announcement, but that was sold as a smart system attempting to help you. This is just an ad.

Isn't this the only marketing thing on PS4?

Yeah but it can be turned off.  It needs to be off by default everywhere, but at least it can be.
It can be turned off but are you confident it'll always stay an option? Sure they're not even in the same ballpark as Microsoft when it comes to ads on the system but how long will that last?

SWORDF1SH

It can be turned off but are you confident it'll always stay an option? Sure they're not even in the same ballpark as Microsoft when it comes to ads on the system but how long will that last?
True!
Big publishers would pay a fortune to have their games automatically download to every PS4 console.
A fortune that Sony might not turn down.