Given the kind of game it is, I'd rather have it on hard drive all the time, readily available without swapping disks. And my mind was made up at the end of alpha, the reviews have to be outright bad, like sub-5.0, for me to regret the pre-order.
Ok. It's downloading in the background. I canceled my Amazon preorder, bought $70 psn gift card from them, redeemed the code on PSN, and finally preordered Destiny through PSN. Wish Amazon offered a preload option so I wouldn't have to go through this workaround.
Wait why didn't I get the vanguard armory download? Just got the update and game install, preordered yesterday. Game is still downloading but Vanguard Armory doesn't show up on downloads or Library wtf?
- Shows (in Downloads) a 19GB file to download but after some MB it get hidden.
- The Game shows on homescrren and if you see the info it downloads what left for these 19GB in background (it is like the first data is what you can already play the game and after that it will download in backforund... PlayGo)
- It downloads a 200MB update file too.
I heavily debated this all day. Since the retail value of this game will be at sub $30 by the time I am done with the final DLC expansion, I thought it wasn't worth being the physical copy. I will be taking this approach henceforth. It will be on a game by game case.
You can go into your library and check off the game to "download" on release day, which is very nice. I've had a few auto-download once I turned on the console, some were mid way, but I don't know which approach I took. I always set games to download in the app or browser. I believe StandBy works. Like it's already been mentioned.
I checked Destiny off a long time ago and one of the updates was at 47% already and I had the console turned off.
I have Bloodborne set to Auto-download in 206 days 10 hours 34 minutes.