PlayStation 4 Now Automatically Downloads Full Games If You Enabled ‘Featured Content’


According to a fresh report by Easy Allies' Daniel Bloodworth, the PlayStation 4 now seemingly downloads entire games that you haven't even bought yet if you have enabled the 'Featured Content' option in Settings > System > Automatic Downloads.

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In his case, it was Shadow of the Colossus, a 14GB download now sitting on his drive that he won't be able to access without purchasing it.

This certainly won't sit well with gamers. With the file size of games constantly on the rise, gamers are always trying to juggle hard drive space between the games they're currently playing and they won't be happy to find out that their console decided to occupy even more space with a game they can't even play.

Moreover, some Internet Service Providers have monthly data caps, which makes things even worse in this specific case. Hopefully, Sony will see reason and scale back on what seems like a needlessly intrusive advertisement. In the meantime, you might want to make sure that it's disabled in your settings.