How to preload the Final Fantasy VII remake on your PS4

Final Fantasy VII is nearly here! Find out how to preload the game so you can play the moment it’s available.

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Easily one of the most anticipated games of 2020, the Final Fantasy VII remake, is just around the corner. While some lucky players have already got their hands on a physical copy of the game, the official release date remains April 10th. If you are a digital owner, I have some good news, though. The game is currently available to fully install at over 100 GB, so it’s nice that Square Enix is giving fans a head start for installation times. Here is how you can preload the game on your PlayStation 4 so you can play the moment it is available.

How to preload the Final Fantasy VII remake

First, let’s start with the people who have already pre-ordered the game. If you have set your console to auto-download titles, you will see a tile for the game downloading on your home page. If not, when you turn on your PS4, scroll to the right on the home screen, and open your library. On the left side will be a bunch of filters for how to find the games or apps in your library. Scroll to purchased near the bottom. The list of games that come up will first be ones you have not installed, with the group of games already installed on your console at the bottom.

Unless you have your console set to auto download titles, you will need to click on Final Fantasy VII in the not installed area. Once you click on it, you should see either a countdown timer or the option to download in the top left portion of the screen. Click on it to set up your download.

If you have not preordered the game yet, you will need to find the game on the store. You can do this by either scrolling to the right in the What’s Hot section of the store until you come to preorders (it will be the first one shown) or search for the game. Select the version of the game you want to purchase and click preorder. Once you have finished paying for the game, it should automatically start downloading on your system. If not, follow the steps above.

Final Fantasy VII is a huge game to download on your PS4. To save a little power, you can set your console to install content while in Rest Mode. To do this, go to settings and click on Power Save Settings near the bottom of the page. Click on “Set Features Available in Rest Mode” and make sure that “Stay Connected to the Internet” is checked. If you have done so, the game will continue to install when you put your PS4 in Rest Mode.