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F1 2018 Release Time

So, the date for release is August 24th. Does that mean I need to wait until 12:00 On the 24th where I am (Chicago so Central Standard Time) or is it Midnight August 2th in the UK  (Making it 6 PM Central Time)? Just wondering if I can get some racing in Thursday...
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  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    schurgy16 said:
    So, the date for release is August 24th. Does that mean I need to wait until 12:00 On the 24th where I am (Chicago so Central Standard Time) or is it Midnight August 2th in the UK  (Making it 6 PM Central Time)? Just wondering if I can get some racing in Thursday...
    It's always midnight UK time wherever that is in your part of the world I don't know but generally that's when it unlocks.

    In war victory, In peace vigilance, In death sacrifice -grey warden motto

  • MrCosta96MrCosta96 Member Wheel Nut
    schurgy16 said:
    So, the date for release is August 24th. Does that mean I need to wait until 12:00 On the 24th where I am (Chicago so Central Standard Time) or is it Midnight August 2th in the UK  (Making it 6 PM Central Time)? Just wondering if I can get some racing in Thursday...
    It's always midnight UK time wherever that is in your part of the world I don't know but generally that's when it unlocks.
    I think the game goes live 11 am New York
  • GregmomGregmom Member Wheel Nut
    Are you on PC or on console? For PC I don't know but on console it unlocks on midnight your time or if you have account from different region, then it's midnight of that accounts region. 

    Sorry if I didn't explain it good enough, this sounds complicated. :D
  • GregmomGregmom Member Wheel Nut
    Also, I just pre-ordered it on PSN store and it says it should download today!
  • Ho3n3rHo3n3r Member Race Steward
    It's midnight for wherever you are.     
  • KittyFit90KittyFit90 Member Unleaded
    Ho3n3r said:
    It's midnight for wherever you are.     
    Source? And on what platform?

    For mine on Steam I expect to be playing at 9:30am Friday morning if it is indeed a midnight UK release.
    Away on field work till mid October, ciao.
  • GregmomGregmom Member Wheel Nut
    edited August 22
    Nvm.                                             
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  • Ho3n3rHo3n3r Member Race Steward
    edited August 22
    Ho3n3r said:
    It's midnight for wherever you are.     
    Source? And on what platform?

    For mine on Steam I expect to be playing at 9:30am Friday morning if it is indeed a midnight UK release.
    My own experience, and others I know in other countries.
  • NightFireNightFire Member Unleaded
    edited August 22
    PSN unlocks at midnight of region of sale, Steam has a global unlock time which I believe is midnight UK time or CET, can't remember which one.
  • AkastusAkastus Member New Car Smell
    When can we pre load the game on ps4????
  • Ho3n3rHo3n3r Member Race Steward
    Ho3n3r said:
    Ho3n3r said:
    It's midnight for wherever you are.     
    Source? And on what platform?

    For mine on Steam I expect to be playing at 9:30am Friday morning if it is indeed a midnight UK release.
    My own experience, and others I know in other countries.
    I was wrong here. Looking at last year's Discord messages, I can see it was stating my local time, until it got to midnight, and then it went over to UK time.
  • sjsharp2010sjsharp2010 Member Champion
    Gregmom said:
    Are you on PC or on console? For PC I don't know but on console it unlocks on midnight your time or if you have account from different region, then it's midnight of that accounts region. 

    Sorry if I didn't explain it good enough, this sounds complicated. :D
    for PC in the UK it's always midnight because in the past because I'm a bit of a night owl I've always played for a couple of hours or so before going to bed. Although because I'm holding off this year in getting it I won't be doing that.

    In war victory, In peace vigilance, In death sacrifice -grey warden motto

  • GregmomGregmom Member Wheel Nut
    edited August 22
    Downloading now(on PS4).                  
  • Kogoda10Kogoda10 Member New Car Smell
    Is there a gonna be a demo .            
  • ilikefastilikefast Member Unleaded
    I ordered from cd keys, they say I should get the key a bit before reslease day. Guessing that’s for the pre-load then it’ll be ready at 12:00AM Friday via steam?
  • Turn1SeagullTurn1Seagull Member Wheel Nut
    ilikefast said:
    I ordered from cd keys, they say I should get the key a bit before reslease day. Guessing that’s for the pre-load then it’ll be ready at 12:00AM Friday via steam?
    They better give the code before the release day or else I am not going to able to play it straight away as my internet is dire. If I can get the code a day early I may be able to get the download half done then use my mobile data for the rest.
  • NightFireNightFire Member Unleaded
    CDKeys have already sent out their pre-order codes so if you haven't already, check out the download link in your initial email and it should be there.
  • HeinosHeinos Member Unleaded
    I've got my copy yesterday! Pity that i didn't had the time to install so i could check if i could play before release.
  • Chris212121Chris212121 Member New Car Smell
    Yeah mine has just arrived. Going to see if I can play, presume I can
  • AFROR34BOYAFROR34BOY Member New Car Smell
    I've preordered on the PS4 - can confirm the countdown is for midnight local time so hopefully will be able to play once the clock ticks over local time (Australia)
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