Forbes - We all know that GTA 5 is going to be a massive game in terms of what it brings to the market, but it’s also a massive game, literally.
Wasn't aware the PS3 needed it. Is this to help the consoles cope with what's in the game?
To make sure it runs as smooth as possible, yes.
Hell they could have said 16 gb... for this game I will gladly give them whatever they want... It also helps that I have a 500GB in my PS3 and 114GB of space left... No worries GTA V... I'm ready.. .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
It would be cool if they could allow us to install more if we so choose to help increase performance or textures. I wouldn't mind a 16GB install if I got additional benefit from it.
@famous Hell I would install the whole game so I never have to worry about having the disc in and can hop in anytime, I'd get the digital version but its gta I need that map and guide and case in my collection. On topic: getting the midnight launch but clearly won't play it that night w such a massive install abd I work tuesday...but I'm off wed and thursday so come tuesday night ill be playing till I work on friday!
@inmusicutrust Why get it midnight if you're not gonna play it? Get it from Amazon, if you're from the UK it's cheaper than anywhere else right now. Plus, the install should only take about 10 minutes, if that.
I was about to say.. an 8GB install is large for a console but I wouldnt expect it to last past 20 mins, worst case scenario. not the end of the world
i have 200GB free space RS, let's get down to business
Sucks for me, now I have to make room because my PS3 has a nasty virus on it that makes it download "adult media". Now where am I going to stash my "quarantined" movies?
Is that the story you told her?
More than likely, this will mitigate extreme load times give as much of a smooth experience as possible. Just taking into consideration how massive this game is supposed to be, I'm honestly shocked than you even have the option to NOT install this to the hard-drive.
This is correct. Most of the "standard files" will be loaded onto the HD for quick loading, like radio stations, vehicles, pedestrians and audio files, since that's what most players will be using the most or experiencing the most at frequent times.
Does it count for the digital version??
if im not wrong,anything you buy digital will be installed the whole thing.When I preordered GTA V on ps store ,in the descriptions it said that you have to have at least 36GB free of HDD.I could b wrong.
I'm still rocking an 80 gig Fat. I'm gonna have to delete a couple things.
My 60gig fat just got ylod a few weeks ago, perfect timing as it was when I was getting lots of overtime and upgraded to a 250gig slim. Gta I'm ready for you. Side note I got the ylod playing TLOU factions, 30 seconds into a match, the ONLY time I've ever played in the downtown map. Still dunno why nobody likes that map as i havent actually played it :(
Hmmm, I'll barely be able to play BF3 & this. Only have the 20 GB still, but it's really only like 14.6 or so.
I will clear that much space,...Gladly.
That's bigger than most games on the PS3 and 360.
The last if us is 16gb
The Last of Us isn't the only PS3 game.
MGS 4 says hi.
Actually around 12 gb is roughly an average. But it's close, which is pretty amazing.
Most games are cut in half or "optimized" for the Xbox 360's limited disc space. The average game before memory "optimization" is between 10 and 16 gigabyte, with higher-end games averaging between 20 and 30 gigabyte. Max Payne 3 uncompressed is 30 gigabyte MGS4 was 20 gigabyte GTA IV uncompressed is 16.4 gigabyte Assassin's Creed Brotherhood uncompressed was around 16 gigabyte Saints Row 2 uncompressed is 11 gigabyte So with the install plus the normal game, GTA V will be around 16 gigabyte, which is double the size of what GTA IV was on the Xbox 360, but then again it's four times as big as GTA IV and has more of everything.
I would say its only bigger than most multiplatform games... Most ps3 exclusives range from 20-50gigs.
I will abide...
8 or 80, there is no space that can't be made available for GTA5 on my HDD.
anything for gta..time to uninstall saint row
I already have a 750gb HDD in my PS3 so this really isn't that big of a deal for me.
My Hard Drive is Ready
Looks like us PS3 owners are going to Play it on Sept. 18....... I chose not to buy it on 360 due to my friends being on PS3, so maybe down the line I might buy it for 360...It depends...
Hahaha I said the same thing
in oppisite land that made perfect sense
please do explain yourself.
It can have 200gb if it wants.
I feel this game is gonna be overrated like GTA4... I'm optimistic though. GTA4 was great, just not as big as the media made it out to be with those outlandish ratings.
I'm also wary buy 5 looks like it put all the fun stuff back in that 4 took out, and then some. I'm looking forward making different scenarios with the character switching, going in and causing trouble with one character and then switching back to cover him with another.
I agree. The hype meter is off the scales..just like gta4.
GTA V will be awesome, I hate to admit GTA IV was soooo overrated.
GTA4 was a good game not 10/10 that some gave it but a really good game for the time it came out. People tend to forget it came out VERY early in the consoles life cycle and it was Rockstars first next-gen game so leaping from last gen models to current gen they could do but so much. Now that they had more time to expand upon their tools and ideas I am sure GTA5 will be everything we wanted gta4 to be.
Got a brand new 500gb Super Slim when The Last of US killed my Fat launch model. Apart from the 40 or so gig of free games I just got for joining PSPlus its mostly empty so I'm glad GTA installs if it helps performance.
wooooooooooo... can't wait for this game. you running with a crew?
Sorry to hear that man lol KZ3 put my phat on life support until finally the temp fixes I was doing to it stopped fixing it and I had to get a slim.
Moments where its convenient that the PS3 can use 1TB HDD and above. Nom nomz.
pretty sure 1 TB is the limit at least it was awhile ago.
ok.... i have a big hard drive.
I'm sure the only way they could achieve such an amazing open world game is to utilize hard drive streaming speeds. Loading from the hard drive is about 10x faster than the disc drives in 360/PS3. Imo this gen would have seen a lot more impressive games if 360 hadn't thrown out HDD standardization.
That's why I bought a replacement PS3 with the 12gb memory & I installed a 1TB hdd....I'm just hoping they release a 2 or 3TB HDD in time for PS4, so I can throw 1 straight into it, as the amount of games I downloaded on my PS3 has eaten through my 1st 60gb hdd, so I upgraded that to a 320gb & ate all that up in a couple of years, then I bought a 500gb slim & chewed up all that memory in no time flat...I wss gonna save the 1TB hdd for my PS4, but ended up having to put it in my recent replacement 12gb PS3.
That's 2GB worth of unnecessary bad language, and 6GB worth of bullshit stereotyping of the non-American, black, and Hispanic characters.
So its like watching an episode of Family Guy?
I think its definitely worth the space but god i hate how long my ps3 takes for instals and stuff like that. Hopefully my future ps4 will greatly reduce the wait time!
What are us 360 arcade users supposed to do?
Don Mattrick would say: You can stick with GTA IV.
@HelymBen^ funny! I was being sarcastic, I do have an arcade edition, but mostly game on my PS3.
That was great, exactly what I was thinking.
@Benn11 Your comment amused me. Have a bubble.
If you have a memory stick big enough laying around try using that I guess?
Why would any serious gamer not have a hard drive? If you got some cash, check this out: http://dx.com/p/genuine-xbo... Only $58.80 for a 320gb hard drive. Site is legit, I bought quite a bit of stuff from them.
Play San Andreas?
so remember guys first thing to do is put the cd in to install THEN look through the map and book and more if you got collectors while the game installs.
got 40 gb free space,,,mostly dlc
we must sacrifice the 8gb as tribute for its greatness
I install all my games anyway, so no worries.
Im downloading my game anyway :P the discounts on all Rock* games made that worth it.
8 Gig download? hardly know her!
Dammit gotta delete more stuff cause i only have 1gig left on my 250gb 360. Guess i gotta shift thru all my game and see what's on the chopping block
my PS3 requires 36GB of installation. Since I preordered it digital.Prefer physical copies but im sharing it with my nephew.:)
I prefer physical copies, but I'm really annoyed at games that access the blu-ray and makes alot of noise all the time, and especially when they also have large installs. Splinter Cell Blacklist needed a 9.5 gig install, and still it accesses the optical drive all the time. Maybe SPB is just badly coded, but these issues are annoying. If next gen games are even bigger than these latest ones, then 500 gigs won't hold long. I'm hoping GTAV will perform well though...