Hmmm, well according to the Support FAQ
"Activation and playing the game will be possible:
- at 00:01 hour at the night between 15th and 16th May for the Collector's Edition
- at 00:01 hour on 17th May for the Premium Edition
- at 09:01 hour on 17th May for the digital editions
If you attempt to run the game before the dates given above the program will close without any warning immediately after entering the Product Activation Code."
If those times are PST then activation for GOG/Steam/D2D version is not until 4PM (16:00) GMT right?
If those times are GMT, then it would be 9am GMT for GoG/Steam/D2D, which in the US would be 2am PST
It's reasonable to assume those times are Polish, since they coincide with 7 am GMT (Polish time is +2 GMT), which is the stated time on the GoG faq.
That said, I've found gamers, for some reason, have an astounding lack of time zone comprehension, so further commenting on this issue is probably pointless. It will undoubtedly just lead to a circular derp derp fest.
My only beef is that despite supporting CPR to the best of my abilities by buying it through GoG, we're still being punished for buying it digitally, rather than through a brick and mortar retailer. ie: We have a 9 hour tax, since anyone with a physical copy can apparently start at midnight Polish Time, or 2200 May 16th GMT. Is that a concession that CPR was forced to make to the archaic brick and mortar retailers? Is it something Atari requires in order to keep relations with those dinosaurs going? A decade ago, I thought we were on the cusp of freeing ourselves from those physical stores for digital media. It seems that was premature of me then, as here we are still in some ways in thrall to an archaic distribution system.
It's also a tad ironic that greedy thieves could ostensibly download the boxed version and be playing before us legal digital customers. Ironic in that CPR is a role model for how they deal with DRM (hence my buying through GoG so they reap more profit), and yet they still have a system in place that will punish us legal digital consumers. :p