PDA

View Full Version : Syndicate: Pre-load



niempe-67
10-16-2015, 08:20 AM
Does anyone has their Syndicate pre-load started? Mine hasn't... it should start today. At least my PS4 tells so. It's almost 12:00 PM. :confused:

Moultonborough
10-16-2015, 08:22 AM
According to PSN (at least for me anyway) it says on the 21st it will start to Auto-download.

EDIT: I take it your on PST (US west coast)? I'm on EST myself.

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 09:12 AM
My PSN says that Auto-download should start today. I'm from Finland.

Moultonborough
10-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Hmm....that's odd. You can always tweet @Askplaystation. They are pretty quick on answering people.

booty_fiend
10-16-2015, 09:21 AM
let it download and give us a game review.

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 11:22 AM
let it download and give us a game review.

Mmm - I'm wondering why it DON'T download, while my PS4 PSN page tells that it should start today.

I can't give you review before 23th of oct.;) I'm just trying to start download ASAP, because it could be very slow... and the file could be 50-60 GB or something.

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 02:54 PM
Pre-load started from PSN. Sorry for the Finnish language ;)

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z84/niemepet/preload.jpg

VitoAuditore
10-16-2015, 03:25 PM
yeah, it's pre-loading here too :). have you guys paid for it already, tho? my expected payment date is still between the 21th and 24th even though it has started pre-loading

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 03:30 PM
yeah, it's pre-loading here too :). have you guys paid for it already, tho? my expected payment date is still between the 21th and 24th even though it has started pre-loading

To me, my PS4 tells the payment day is between 21st and 24th.

Interesting - game is in two parts... 8 GB and 43,5 GB.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z84/niemepet/preload2.jpg

VitoAuditore
10-16-2015, 03:41 PM
ah good to know, yeah it's the same here.

harsab
10-16-2015, 03:43 PM
but you guys won't be able to play the game till the release date though right?

Bastiaen
10-16-2015, 03:54 PM
Mine has been downloaded on my xbox since a week ago.

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 04:13 PM
but you guys won't be able to play the game till the release date though right?

Yes, you are right. But I don't have to download & install all the stuff on 23rd ;)

harsab
10-16-2015, 04:32 PM
Yes, you are right. But I don't have to download & install all the stuff on 23rd ;)

oh i see, i remember last year when i got the disc version of Unity for ps4 i got to play the game straight away but it was downloading the game at the same time.

Hopefully the same remains for syndicate.

SofaJockey
10-16-2015, 04:36 PM
but you guys won't be able to play the game till the release date though right?

Yep, you get the cheeky 'You are too early' message if you try to play it...

Jessigirl2013
10-16-2015, 05:35 PM
Yep, you get the cheeky 'You are too early' message if you try to play it...

Haha..

I always wonder if there a way to bypass that somehow.:rolleyes:

SofaJockey
10-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Haha..
I always wonder if there a way to bypass that somehow.:rolleyes:

I'm assuming it is waiting for the day one patch or some other online validation to be ready.
I can't believe the unlocking key is held on the console else it could be gamed by manipulating the system time.

Jish_01
10-16-2015, 07:57 PM
Yayy mine is pre downloading too.. My only concern is why does it say the file size is 7.934 GB? Surely the game is more like 40GB?

UbiSmarmy
10-16-2015, 08:32 PM
Haha..

I always wonder if there a way to bypass that somehow.:rolleyes:

By hopping into a time machine to the 23rd.

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 10:08 PM
Yayy mine is pre downloading too.. My only concern is why does it say the file size is 7.934 GB? Surely the game is more like 40GB?

I was wondering the same. After I download the 7.934 GB, my PS4 started to download 43,5 GB. It came to first row of the downloads (look at my second picture in this thread).

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 10:12 PM
By hopping into a time machine to the 23rd.

We are trying to learn from the Assassin's Creek series, but Ubisoft don't offer enough details how to do this ;) :D

pacmanate
10-16-2015, 10:22 PM
I was wondering the same. After I download the 7.934 GB, my PS4 started to download 43,5 GB. It came to first row of the downloads (look at my second picture in this thread).

Thats the PS4's "play whilst your game hasnt finished downloading everything yet because we know games are freaking huge" feature.

Same thing happened with Black Flag. Your game downloads the first 2 sequences or so in those 7GB so you can play whilst the rest of the game, in this case the 43.5GB is downloaded in the background.

However, as this is a pre-load, you obviously don't have to wait for the extra 40GB to download.

Around the time of Black Flag there were so many confused people around asking why they couldnt get to Nassau at the start of the game, thats because thats where the 7GB cut off and the rest of the game hadnt downloaded.

straty88
10-16-2015, 10:25 PM
Yayy mine is pre downloading too.. My only concern is why does it say the file size is 7.934 GB? Surely the game is more like 40GB?

That initial download is just what's required to boot the game. So you can start playing the game before the full download finishes. Depending on the game depends on how this is implemented but that 7.9gb is probably the tutorial or something. If you complete this part, you'll have to wait for it to finish the rest of the download or if it's finished, you'll continue as normal.

For example if you downloaded Driveclub, you'd get the tutorial cars and a few starting tracks. So if you have slow internet, you won't have to wait 2 days for the full game to finish downloading before playing. Hopefully this helps and wasn't too long winded. :)

Edit: Ah Pacmanate puts it better! :)

niempe-67
10-16-2015, 10:37 PM
Thats the PS4's "play whilst your game hasnt finished downloading everything yet because we know games are freaking huge" feature.

I believe it is a small patch on 23rd?
(after these 8 GB + 43,5 GB showed in my print screens)
Or do I have to download another 40 GB?

booty_fiend
10-17-2015, 12:51 AM
Thats the PS4's "play whilst your game hasnt finished downloading everything yet because we know games are freaking huge" feature.
ps4 > xbox one, though

(⌐■_■)

UbiSmarmy
10-18-2015, 12:51 AM
We are trying to learn from the Assassin's Creek series, but Ubisoft don't offer enough details how to do this ;) :D

Your great great grandchildren may already be in the Animus just to have the chance to play Syndicate.

https://media.giphy.com/media/13Qumr2SLqrl5e/giphy.gif

HDinHB
10-18-2015, 07:04 PM
By hopping into a time machine to the 23rd.

This will get you halfway there....
http://www.october212015.com/

pacmanate
10-18-2015, 07:09 PM
I believe it is a small patch on 23rd?
(after these 8 GB + 43,5 GB showed in my print screens)
Or do I have to download another 40 GB?

I don't know how big the patch will be. But the 8GB and the 43.5GB is the main game.

HDinHB
10-18-2015, 08:19 PM
I believe it is a small patch on 23rd?
(after these 8 GB + 43,5 GB showed in my print screens)
Or do I have to download another 40 GB?

They Day One patch for Unity was <1GB. The big patch 4 (the one that was at first 40GB on XBone) ended up less that 7GB.

niempe-67
10-18-2015, 08:53 PM
Ok. Thanks for the answers! :)