GTA V PC Is 65GB In Size, And That's A Good Thing Against Piracy

Tomorrow's the 14th of April. It is an important date for fans of the Grand Theft Auto series who play on PCs. Rockstar Games, after having deprived us for years, is finally releasing GTA V for PC. Those who pre-ordered the game on Steam have pre-loaded the game already, the process having begun on April 7th itself.

At first, PC gamers were in for a slight shock. GTA V for PC is a huge download, nearly 65GB. But that's actually a good thing. Here's why.

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Qrphe1337d ago

>large file sizes are good for consumers and bad against pirates

Until someone releases a "repack" version of the pirated game without DRM and 1/3 of the size of the original and legit purchasers are STILL stuck with the 65GB of download

plmkoh1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

Most of the data is probably foreign languages, lots of pirate rippers take it all out except English and end up with less than half the original download size.

ShinMaster1337d ago

Most of these anti-piracy measures only end up hurting the legit owners in the end.

decrypt1337d ago

True, even if the pirates have to download 65 Gigs of data, they would need to do the same if they bought the game.

So i dont see how this effects them.

1nsomniac1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

Exactly @Decyrpt, if you're getting it legitimately then you have to download 65GB where-as pirates have a choice how much they want to download. Only in the worst case scenario having to download the full 65GB.

This article really makes no sense at all.

kraenk121337d ago

Especially since GTA's only include original voiceovers....

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fr0sty1337d ago

Most pirates are also likely to already have a very fast connection.

OrangePowerz1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

Not to mention that it's very likely that people who pirat have a proper ISP and not one that has a data limit.

Who still signs up with an ISP that has a data cap?

ChrisW1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

I pre-ordered my copy on Steam...

However, unlike torrents, downloading a 65Gb ISO from a usernet server is absolutely no big deal. Downloading from one using DAP, I could probably have it done in less than 20 mins.

Qrphe1337d ago

How is downloading from torrents a big deal? The NO CRACK/PRE-LOAD versions of GTA has been up on torrents for several days now with several seeders, speed will definitely not be an issue for pirates.

ChrisW1336d ago


SIGH... Using a usernet server, along with Download Accelerator Plus, is phenomenally faster than using torrents even with all of the seeders.

d0x3601336d ago

I fail to see how file size makes a difference. Back in the dial up days I used to pirate stuff all the time. It would take days to download but I didn't care.

I don't pirate anymore but I doubt speed would dissuade me if I did. I'd hop on Usenet and saturate my connection. I downloaded gta5 off steam in an hour and 7 min. Had I pirated it off Usenet it would have taken even less time.

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Smitty20201337d ago

65gb isnt a massive download for some people I bet doesn't make a difference

TheSaint1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

If people want to pirate then DL size probably won't be an issue, especially for a game like this.

WilliamUsher1337d ago


A pirate loses nothing but bandwidth and time having to download 65GB worth of data. They could do that throughout the week and still have time to fap to photos featuring anti-pirate white knights.

Agent_00_Revan1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

Of all the places I've lived and all the companies I've had internet service with (including Fios, Comcast, Cox & Adelphia), not once have I had a data cap.

People bring this topic up a lot, but is this something more common outside the US? Because I don't think we really have them here.

Lon3wolf1337d ago

Legitimate purchasers would also suffer if they had a data cap in place, not sure why only pirates would be affected?

matt1391337d ago

Living in the UK, i have never ever heard of data caps for broadband in the last 5 years or so. Even the cheapest services are unlimited usage.

Fez1337d ago

I think a lot of UK providers have small print fair usage policies where they throttle your connection if you go over a certain limit for the month. Almost all advertise unlimited data, but only a few truly live up to the name.

barb_wire1337d ago


Well, I know that AT&T UVerse has a 250GB limit per month for internet services.. and was only introduced though within the last 6 months.

I've read Time Warner has data caps too.

bumnut1337d ago


BT still sell capped broadband, I think you can choose between 10GB, 40GB & unlimited.

WikusVanDeMerwe1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

Tennessee, Comcast, 300GB data "soft" cap. $10 per 50GB after 300. Digital only is the future my rear.

AT&T DSL or Comcast. No other options here. Both capped.

On the flip side I could download that 65GB in about 1-2 hours tops.

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Mohawk-V851337d ago

Come on! 50MB/s download speed. This is nothing. http://www .viewqwest. com/

SunnyZ1337d ago (Edited 1337d ago )

65GB is nothing...
And I live in Australia with shitty 3rd world 10mb Australian internet. I can download that in a day or 2 easily.

Pre-loaded the 59GB from steam for GTA V in less than a day.

I for one will be removing all foreign audio and video cut scene files once the files become unlocked.
That can EASILY clean up 10GB+

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