Alto’s Odyssey is out today.
As a big fan of the predecessor game, I pre-ordered Alto’s Odyssey the moment pre-orders went up.
Today, I got a notification that the game is out and it even appeared magically on my iPhone1.
Here’s the thing: I don’t want to play the game on my iPhone. I never play games on my iPhone. If I play a game at all I play it on the iPad.
But the App Store app on my iPad insists that there is no download available and just indicates the “pre-ordered” status.
There are reviews available, and the game seems to have made it to number 5 in the “sports”2 download charts already. So it must be available for download, right?
And yet, it’s not available to me. Because I pre-ordered. I’m pretty sure that if I didn’t pre-order I could just go ahead and download the game.
I guess I should take a moment to think twice before I ever pre-order anything again from the App Store.
Update: courtesy of @AppleSupport, it helps to sign out of iCloud, restart the device, and sign back into iCloud. Don’t ask.