Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Will Not Have Preload Option for PC; Preload Still Coming to Consoles

on August 20, 2015 7:50 AM

With just a few weeks left at this point, anticipation for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is at an all-time high, with new details arising for the game’s preload options before launch.

Metal Gear Solid online community manager Robert Allen Peeler confirmed in an exchange with Twitter users that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will not offer preloading options for PC users, while console owners will be able to preload the game prior to its release.

Specifically, Peeler addressed that the game will go live as scheduled on September 1st, 2015 – the console versions will go live at 12am ET while on PC, the game will go live at 10AM PT: up until that time, PC players can still take advantage of the pre-purchase options and nab a free copy of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and additional content, until the Steam page switches over at that time and the pre-purchase offer ends:

However, Peeler reiterated that the PC version will not offer preloading while console owners will be able to preload the game in advance of its release, though no window has been given just yet of how soon players can begin downloading the game before release:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 1st, 2015.

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