Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is releasing this week on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. But it appears PC gamers are getting the short end of the stick as its physical retail version only has a Steam installer burned onto the Blu-ray disc.
Twitter users graphure tweeted out their findings yesterday that shows the Blu-ray disc containing nothing more than a Steam installer weighing in at 8.78 MB. This means those who were hoping to have the game fully installed shortly after they pop in their retail disc will have to wait to download all 28 gigs.
Or for other games, maybe just a paper card with a Steam key on it:
True story: to be on shelves for the launch of Mac Steam, a game I worked on considered packing a card with a Steam key instead of a disc.
— Ryan C. Gordon (@icculus) August 31, 2015