Kojima Productions’ open world stealth-action game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has already broken street date in many regions, and physical copies of the PS4 and Xbox One version are now out in the wild. Though, those who opted for the digital version will have to wait until the game’s official release. Starting now, however, owners of the digital version can now begin to preload the game on PSN. The game will unlock at exactly 9pm PST on August 31.
The download weights a total of about 27GB, so there should be enough time for the download to complete prior to the game’s launch. That said, should the download not complete by 9pm PST on August 31, PS4 owners will have the option to begin playing while the download progresses in the background.
Meanwhile, the preload for the Xbox One version has been available on Xbox Live for quite some time now. It’s indeed a little odd to see it happen this late for PS4 owners.
If you’ve been waiting for your digital copy of The Phantom Pain to begin preloading on PSN, fire up your PS4 and get downloading.