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You can’t pre-load Metal Gear Solid 5 on PC

Konami: You can’t do it. Because, reasons, obviously.

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PC gamers can't pre-load Metal Gear Solid 5

Konami: You can’t do it. Because, reasons, obviously.

Metal Gear Solid community manager Robert Allen Peeler has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain won’t support pre-loading on PC prior to it’s September 1 release, a feature which he admitted was a “pretty common practice” in the PC space.

Asked by a fan why this is, Peeler replied, “I don’t have a specific reason,” but that he will endeavour to find out why from the development team.

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So there you have it.

Continuing the feeling that Metal Gear Solid PC fans are the unloved stepchild of Konami’s family – when compared to their golden-child console siblings – console gamers will absolutely be able to pre-load Metal Gear Solid 5 prior to release day. We’re not sure how big the download is yet, but we’re guessing it’s going to be a biggie and pre-loading is really going to help.

Oh well.

Konami had a good couple of days’ grace with the fans there when they brought the Metal Gear Solid 5 PC launch date in line with its console brethren, having previously been scheduled to release a whole two weeks later, but now PC gamers are once again left looking sour-faced at Konami’s antics.


Thanks to Gamespot for the original story.

Pre-order Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain now from Amazon.

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