Ok.. in an attempt to get a jump on the download for Battlefield 3, I went and clicked to download the full game trial. Now it's downloading, but the icon has the bag on it and says I purchased the game today in my downloads list.
Anyone can clarify for me whats going on here?
It's a little confusing when it comes to downloading full game trials (which is what you are actually downloading), since the store does not differentiate the full game trial from the full game. They are technically the same item, the only difference being that the FGT carries a 60 minute license, and the full game does not (though the PS+ license will only grant you access to the game until the end of your current subscription). The red bag will show from now on, even though you only 'purchased' the FGT.
Ok, it was interesting seeing what happened, but I didn't actually finish downloading it til a while after the store updated.
What happened was, it still came as a full game trial with the timer and all. Then it needed a near 3gig patch or so and I couldn't play it without that, so I fell asleep while that was going on. My PS3 is set to shut off after an hour of inactivity.
Woke up to check it, info said the game expired, but I pressed X to load it up anyway.. been playing it for the past 3 hours or so.
So what I'm saying is, it looks like it will download as a full game trial initially, but when you attempt to load it it will check it's status with the PS Store and update accordingly. Now it has the expiration date of my subscription next year and I didn't need to go in the store or anything. Also now that I checked the store, it has a new purchase date (today) in my downloads list.
Sorry Steve if I only repeated what you said but I didn't fully understand your response initially.
i have a problem before batttlefield 3 was free on playstation plus i downloaded the time trail and four days ago i was trying to download it but every time im down downloading it its a time trail i dont know what to do its very annoying for me i would like it if someone help me with this cause i really want to play it please someone help me!!