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GT5 Install: Got 10 gigs and about an hour to spare? |

Many PS3 users have ached for install options on many games, like Call of Duty, and Fallout New Vegas to name a few, but did they want an install option of this size?  I have a feeling that there will be some unhappy players complaining that the install size is way to big, or takes to long.

I for one, welcome this feature, the Gran Turismo series has been notorious for lengthy load times, but will this monster of an install really noticeably cut down on load times, I guess we will have to wait and find out.

It’s an optional install – you may still play Gran Turismo 5 with a 256 MB basic installation if you don’t have much space. Whole hog, you’re going to need upwards of 10 gigabytes – and 50 minutes – free.

Amar212, a GT5 power user well known on about three forums, got his hands on the game (PAL version) and says its installation screen offers the warning that “install of game data can take up to 50 minutes.” He says it took 40 minutes for him and 6.4 gigabytes at first, but since learned that Grand Turismo 5 will continue to unpack itself during playtime with the game. So keep that 10 gigs free if you’re butting up against your drive’s capacity.

It’s an optional installation, but if you don’t use it, you may expect longer loading screens.

From Kotaku

  • Jay

    well, since its optional, those complainers will just have to live with the long load times 😛

  • Oly

    this is why i have 500gb hdd 🙂

  • EdEN

    Well, it’s optional and great for those getting the game. You can just buy it, set it to install and watch some TV or play another game in a console or handheld of your choosing (other than the PS3, of course). My 120 GB HDD has only 3 GB left so I’ll be doing some cleaning next week.

  • derrickgott007

    I’m all for the install. Played the demo at game stop finally and the load times are atrocious!

  • bloody hell 10gigs guess i have a reason to upgrade my 80gig hdd then

  • kennygk

    Luckily my old 80 gig broke and i have a 250 gig now 😉

  • EdEN

    @kennygk: Hope that’s lucky because you got the 250 GB one for free hahaha.

  • I have plenty of room so I’m definitely doing the full install!

  • Ravenitrius

    Good thing I upgraded my hdd. Maybe I should have bought a 500gb over a 250gb lol. No worries.

  • I knew I bought a 320GB model for a reason.

  • kennygk

    @EdEN: No i was being sarcastic, I had to buy a new slim PS3

  • Meh. Not a problem for me. I have the space, and I’ve waited 5 years… what’s another 50 minutes?!

  • Mark

    That’s why the old ps3 blows up so you get a big HDD with your new ps3! That’s what happened to me. Not sure about the rest of you but this isn’t anything new really, MGS4 was a hefty install.

  • Its 6.4 gigs and installs while you are playing the game.


    with a 20 to 25 mbps internet speed… that should go a little faster !

  • Its absolutely worth it. I have played some great games that have horrible load times and it really ruins the experience for me.
    I love Dragon Age Origins but the load times are so bad that most of the time I will pick a game that I like less over it just because the load times are alot shorter.
    Nothing ruins emersion more than staring at a load screen for more than a minute. The longer you play a game with long load times the more it feels like work.