Gamescom 2014: Xbox One Pre-Loading Starting with Forza Horizon 2 & Fifa 15

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Game pre-loading will arrive on the Xbox One with FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon 2 this September, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced  during Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 press conference.

Fifa 15 is the latest installment in the long running football series which will feature Ultimate Team Exclusive to the Xbox One when it launches on September 25th while Forza Horizon 2 will be the follow up to 2012’s Forza Horizon for the Xbox 360 and will be the 2nd title in the Forza series on the Xbox One. Both will be the first titles to utilize the pre-order & pre-download feature.

Microsoft has been working on the feature, which will allow those who pre-order games to download them to their consoles before release, for some time. In April, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb reiterated that Microsoft was still working on the feature. Using the pre-loading technology, Xbox One owners will be able to play the games immediately upon their release.

Pre-loading arrived on the PlayStation 4 in an April update but its nice to see that Microsoft are catching up to their rivals.

So what do you think? Are you pleased that Pre-Loading is coming to Xbox One? Do you prefer A Digital Version or a Physical Copy? Did you watch Microsoft’s Gamescom Conference and if so what did you think? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Article by Jonnie Dixon

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