Steam Locks PC Gamers Out of MW3 Until Late Tomorrow
We’ve all been there. Staring in disbelief at the Steam screen as it proffers some ridiculous unlock time. Then the outraged cry: “People who went to the midnight launch get to play right away!” Followed by further remonstration: “Why can’t someone at Steam just get off their ass and unlock it already! All it takes is the push of a button!”
This sequence is about to be repeated thousands and thousands of time across America, as dedicated Modern Warfare 3 fans learn that the hotly anticipated title won’t be available for PC consumption until 8AM PST. That means a roughly seven-hour head start for those willing to leave the confines of their home to purchase a copy of the game. With 6.5 million pre-orders logged for the game, that’s likely to be a lot of people. Keep an eye out for CoD-loving celeb Chad Ochocinco if you’re headed to a Boston-area GameStop.
There’s been no explanation for the delay. Maybe Activision wants to be fair to Hawaiian MW3 fans (those selfish, island-dwelling scum!). Maybe they’re trying to stagger the launch to reduce load on the servers. Either way, if you’ve ordered MW3 on Steam, prepare to rage until tomorrow morning.