I'm a bit annoyed that there was no pre-load for this game as I am currently stuck with a non-fibre 10 Mbps (at best!) connection for the next two weeks until I have my 400 Mbps fibre connection installed later this month. That means that when the game unlocks at 5pm here in the UK, I will still have to wait 6+ hours to download the game, meaning that this is in effect a 10th rather than 9th August release for me since it will likely still be downloading in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Why on earth Capcom could not stagger the games release for each territory so the game unlocked at midnight (as in 12:01am) on the 9th is beyond me as it would give everyone the chance to download the game and still have chance to actually play it on the day of release. Why do publishers assume that everyone has access to high-speed internet? And what is the point in releasing a game near the end of the day even? When I pre-ordered the physical steelbook version of the game on Xbox One X, I not only received the game a few days early but I was able to install and download the Day One update ready for release. Digital console games can always be pre-loaded for release and they always, as far as I am aware, unlock at midnight on the day of release. So why is this not possible on Steam? True, this issue will (hopefully) become less of a nuisance for me once I get my fibre connection - no more having to leave my PC on overnight to download 20-50 GB games for example - but there are lots of people out there who either cannot get high-speed internet or cannot afford to pay for the top packages. Publishers like Capcom are just being grossly unfair in my opinion.