Players Facing Issues While Trying to Play PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn – Here’s a Temporary Fix

Fahad Arif
Posted 1 year ago

This year’s one of the most awaited exclusive video game titles is now out on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console. Until Dawn offers a rather unique horror gaming experience, and reviews of the game suggest that it would have been a shame if Sony had canned it, which at one point seemed like the case. The adventure survival horror game plays quite well, but it seems like its release isn’t going exactly to plan, as a number of players who preordered the digital copy of the game are reporting that they can’t play the game due to an initial bug.

Sony is Investigating the Issues That Players Who Pre-Ordered the Game Digitally are Facing – Temporary Workaround Revealed

Unlike other major triple-A video games coming out this year, Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn somewhat lacked a decent amount of pre-release buzz from Sony’s well-oiled hype machine. The game launched yesterday, and while there are things that could’ve been done better, the gameplay is strong and the depth with which your choices matter and affect the final result completely immerses you into the game, delivering a unique and fun gameplay experience. PlayStation 4 players are already enjoying the game, however, many players who purchased it digitally are facing a major issue that prevents them from playing it at all.


According to numerous reports on PlayStation forums, the affected players are prompted with a message that reads: “128 days until available” after they download the game and try to boot it. Sony has acknowledged the issue and confirmed that the team is looking into it. “Our store team is currently investigating the issue,” a PlayStation Support representative wrote. “We’ll update the thread once we receive an update.” The representative also came up with a temporary workaround, which according to some, doesn’t work, but according to others, it does. You can give it a try. Follow the steps shared below to see if it works for you.

  1. Navigate to the item on the PlayStation Store
  2. Purchase the free version of Until Dawn (or if you have that already, another free game/item such as Singstar)
  3. Download the file to your system (if the file is already downloaded and installed, please skip this step and move to step 4)
  4. Use the Restore Licenses option by navigating to Settings >> PlayStation(tm)Network/Account Management >> Restore Licenses
  5. Attempt to boot the game. If the game still does not boot at this point, delete the file, re-download and repeat step 4.
Until Dawn Dev Working on Similar non-VR Games, Wouldn't Be Comfortable Going All-In with VR Only

Originally announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive title, Until Dawn underwent several development changes before being re-announced exclusively for Sony’s eighth generation PlayStation 4 console in 2014. The game, according to several critics, is similar to PlayStation 3 exclusive title Heavy Rain.

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