It is a common practice for digital storefronts like Steam to facilitate a preload period ahead of a game’s release, so that the minute it goes live, hot-to-trot fans can dive face-first into it instantly rather than having to wait for it to download. (It also aids in keeping those hot-to-trot fans from demolishing servers as they all attempt to download it at precisely the same moment.) For the upcoming Borderlands 3, however, that’s not going to be a possibility.
Support for preloading of file released
What’s amazing in this is that Enable Pre-loading is actually marked as being enabled in the EGS roadmap on Trello, which states that Epic released pre-load functionality to 3rd party games on the store in May. So what’s the deal? Epic boss Tim Sweeney labelled the situation as complicated. We’ve released support for file preloading which is adequate for specific games, but we aren’t sure as it’s up to the demands of a chartbuster like Borderlands, he exclaimed in a tweet.
But then to obscure things more, he voiced with confidence that Epic’s servers will be up to the job of managing the crush of excited Borderlanders who will all be smashing their download now! tabs instantaneously when BL3 goes live.
Launch in mid-September
A number of people replying to Sweeney’s tweet have expressed doubt about his explanation, but if Epic is eager to take a high-profile PR hit on what should be one of its biggest releases yet—because you know this is going to come up frequently between now and the Borderlands 3 launch on September 13, every time anyone asks when preloading starts—then I’m persuaded to think that the concerns he cited have to be serious. I’ve reached out to Epic for more information and will inform if I receive a reply.
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