State Of Decay 2 releases in under a week now, and I was hoping to pre order the game digitally. If I do pre order through my Xbox One, digitally, will I have access to download the game prior to its release, so I can head straight into it instead of a large download. Is it possible?
Based on this site:
State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition includes:
• Early Access - play State of Decay 2 four days early before the game’s standard release date • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Console version) • Independence Pack* • Daybreak Pack*
On the Special Edition, you will get it four days early.
The other editions of the game will come out on the original release date.
Now this is based on a press release in 2014, BUTTTTTTTTT it does say you can pre-load pre-ordered games. You just won't be able to use them until release dates.
In response to customer feedback, Xbox also announced the ability to pre-order and pre-download games on Xbox One. Fans will be able to pre-order and pre-download “Forza Horizon 2” prior to its official release on Sept. 30 – this will also be available for “FIFA 15,” with more titles to come. Pre-order and pre-download gives gamers additional options for where they can purchase game content and the ability to purchase in their preferred format. This also enables the title to download ahead of availability, so gamers can begin playing immediately upon the release of the game.
Now keep in mind, all of this is based on the publisher. If the publisher WANTS to allow pre-loads, they can. This is just a feature Microsoft has allowed for less restrictions toward the publishers and their content.