As we exclusively revealed yesterday, you can now pre-order certain titles from the PSN Store ahead of their release. Some readers were a little confused why this is a good thing, but Sony have since detailed the system and highlighted some of the benefits.
Firstly, although you can pre-order a game in advance (like Sorcery just now) they won’t be playable until the actual release date. Payment wise, Sony tell us payments are normally taken two days before the game’s expected release date, although this – like the date itself – is subject to change.
If you don’t have funds in your wallet when the activation comes around, your card on file will be charged. If you don’t have a card on file, or it has expired, the pre-order will be cancelled. If all is well, your game will automatically start downloading on the day of release.
Pre-orders can be cancelled via the Account Management menu on the Store as long as you do it before the day that your payment is taken for the game, but if you go ahead and the day has come for the download to start, as long as you’ve got auto downloads on and your PS3 is in standby mode (not in use, or switched off) the game will start to download.
Interested? Has anyone done this already for Sorcery?