Gamescom 2014: Microsoft Joins the Modern Era with Pre-Loading

In an effort to compete with services like PSN and Steam, Xbox Live will now allow you to pre-order Xbox One games digitally and pre-load them onto your console, so that you can play the second they become available. This is a very popular feature on competing digital storefronts, so it’s nice to see Microsoft finally getting with the program. The first games to use this feature will be Forza Horizon 2 and FIFA 15, with more sure to follow in the coming months.