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Metal Gear Solid 5: TPP Pre-load up on PSN

Based Calla

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PS3 preload is up as well, but it seems to be broken up into 3 parts (probably since the game might ship on multiple disc on last gen consoles). I hope it lets me play the first part of the download while downloading the rest.
Edit: This first download is 12 GB and it won't tell me what the other parts are just yet.
 

| Praxis |

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Nearly shit myself, until I read PSN. I thought Konami had redeemed themselves and let us preload on Steam.
 

Revven

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Isn't that smaller than MGSIV?
Insanely huge movie files is the bulk of what makes MGS4 so huge in size. They had five mission briefing cutscenes of anywhere from 15-20 minutes in length on top of the regular story cutscenes that are close to that length + the hour long epilogue which is divided at least into three different segments (or files).

File size really doesn't mean anything, it's what you use with the space you have and MGS4 used most of the blu-ray for cutscenes.
 

Kenzodielocke

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Hm if I were home and turned it on would it be downloading in the downloads section? I want to call home and make sure lol.
You can turn your PS4 on, then go to the webstore and activate the download there to be sure ;)
//there should be a button on the webstore next to the game where it says 'download to my PS4'
 

akidnamededdy

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Insanely huge movie files is the bulk of what makes MGS4 so huge in size. They had five mission briefing cutscenes of anywhere from 15-20 minutes in length on top of the regular story cutscenes that are close to that length + the hour long epilogue which is divided at least into three different segments (or files).

File size really doesn't mean anything, it's what you use with the space you have and MGS4 used most of the blu-ray for cutscenes.
Don't forget the uncompressed audio. That was the bulk of it.
 

Hedrush

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How do I activate this download remotely? I preordered the digital version. I'm out but want it to be ready when I get home tomorrow.
You can use the playstation app on your phone. Load it up, goto the store, search for metal gear solid, find the PS4 version you have preloaded and select "download to your ps4"
 

Gurish

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The other will start automatically when the first part is finished.
The full download begins after you finish the initial 5GB one, it's way to let you play a little bit of the game if you started your preload late/ it didnt finish when the game unlocks.
Yeah I know but never seen it displayed like this, usually you go to information and there you see 5/26 GB for example , just numbers, not a progression bar like in the OP, maybe they changed it since the last time I bought a full game digitally...
 

doctorblurg

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Yeah I know but never seen it displayed like this, usually you go to information and there you see 5/26 GB for example , just numbers, not a filling bar like in the OP, maybe they changed it since the last time I bought a full game...
I'm pretty sure that's how it was when I got Bloodborne and Witcher 3, those were the last retail games I purchased digitally recently
 

bombshell

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Yeah I know but never seen it displayed like this, usually you go to information and there you see 5/26 GB for example , just numbers, not a progression bar like in the OP, maybe they changed it since the last time I bought a full game...
Yeah, it's been shown this way for a long time now, since 2.0 last fall IIRC.
 

Hitokiri03

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Insanely huge movie files is the bulk of what makes MGS4 so huge in size. They had five mission briefing cutscenes of anywhere from 15-20 minutes in length on top of the regular story cutscenes that are close to that length + the hour long epilogue which is divided at least into three different segments (or files).

File size really doesn't mean anything, it's what you use with the space you have and MGS4 used most of the blu-ray for cutscenes.
I don`t think it was because the cutscenes, since only two are videos, the rest is in real time.
 

Viruz

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You can turn your PS4 on, then go to the webstore and activate the download there to be sure ;)
//there should be a button on the webstore next to the game where it says 'download to my PS4'
FYI the download will start on the primary PS4.
This mgs is good.
 

Flandy

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Even though I knew there was no Steam preload I still thought it was that for a second. My heart has been broken :(
 

Decarb

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Insanely huge movie files is the bulk of what makes MGS4 so huge in size. They had five mission briefing cutscenes of anywhere from 15-20 minutes in length on top of the regular story cutscenes that are close to that length + the hour long epilogue which is divided at least into three different segments (or files).

File size really doesn't mean anything, it's what you use with the space you have and MGS4 used most of the blu-ray for cutscenes.
Most of it was real time though. The bulk of MGS4 was just uncompressed audio.
 

SeriousApes

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I don`t think it was because the cutscenes, since only two are videos, the rest is in real time.
Don't forget all of those weird shows and commercials that play when you start a new game.

I'm glad it's started today. I have Tuesday/Wednesday off, so hopefully it'll be done by then.
 

Nuckerbockers

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For anyone preloading whats the time it opens up? It says Midnight Pacific on storefront but Midnight Eastern on Preorder page. If I can play it Monday night that may be a determining factor for me.