Why does this version come out 4 days before all of the other versions?

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Initial post: Feb 24, 2012 9:25:29 PM PST
Zidane says:
Seems really unfair, I didn't even know Amazon was allowed to do this, unless I'm missing something?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 10:32:05 PM PST
Ryan says:
I believe people who have bought the digital copy of the game can pre-load the game onto their pc's at that time but cannot actually play it until the 6th. I know steam does this with new games so I'm assuming other digital distributors do as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 11:10:27 PM PST
Zidane says:
Oh I see, well that makes perfect sense and sounds fair...

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 11:46:34 AM PST
J. Patz says:
Yes, Origin does this as well, basically this gives people who pre-order 4 days to download the game before release so they can play it as soon as it's unlocked as opposed to just started to download it. This helps the players by getting them playing sooner and it helps the digital distributor as they don't get hammered nearly as hard on either the pre-install date or the released date as they would on release without alllowed predownloading the game

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 12:24:23 PM PST
Zidane says:
Thanks for the input to the both of you.
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