Devil May Cry 5 is now available to pre-load on Xbox One (29.66GB)

ghostcrew

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Pre-load? You can often download ‘something’ on Xbox One ages in advance if you’ve pre-ordered.
 

EvilBoris

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Xbox One game’s are typically live on the system for a long time in advance. This isn’t unusual.
 

Coolduderedux

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probably just preload, but if you search "Devil May Cry 5" on the Xbox App, you get three options: Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe edition, and two instances of Devil May Cry 5. The first takes you to the pre order page, the second, takes you to a similar page but the only option is "Play on Xbox One."
 

Namtox

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This isn't new on Xbox. Pre-orders go live months early sometimes and the build gets updated and changed on the back-end frequently.
 

EvilBoris

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But 4 months in advance?
The size of the game is 35GB
Yep. I’ve had games fully preloaded for months in advance before.
It was always a surprise when I saw a thread saying X game is available for preoload on PSN when I’d had it fully downloaded for a long time.
They must have different policies.

When I used to examine the Xbox API and publish the data I would even see the playtime of unreleased games happening on the system.
 
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Son of Sparda

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So people who have this pre-ordered on Xbox One can download this right now? Can anyone check to see if this is true? Keep in mind that the game releases in like 5 months.

Also who does work with possible data miners. Seems like a lot of stuff could possibly leak if this was the norm on X1.
 

feroca

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Yep. I’ve had games fully preloaded for months in advance before.
It was always a surprise when I saw a thread saying X game is available for preoload on PSN when I’d had it fully downloaded for a long time.
They must have different policies.

When I used to examine the Xbox API and publish the data I would even see the playtime of unreleased games happening on the system.
On PSN is 3 days ahead. On Xbox and Nintendo (Switch, 3DS, Wii U) it is usually a month, sometimes more sometimes less.