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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.

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.

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