Gran Turismo 5 Creator Recommends 10GB Install

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Gran Turismo 5 Creator Recommends 10GB Install

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The ideal way to play Gran Turismo 5 will require a big-time hard drive install.

Polyphony Digital has confirmed that there will be no mandatory install for Gran Turismo 5, which will finally be released in November despite recent controversy that was flapping in the wind. However, Polyphony boss Kazunori Yamauchi does recommend a hefty one for optimal game performance.

Hopefully most racing game fans have a sizable chunk of hard drive space free on their PlayStation 3s, because Yamauchi recently answered a question through his Twitter account where he recommended that players perform an optional 10GB install. Yamauchi tweeted that this install would give a "smooth play experience."

What he means exactly is unclear, as this information is from a short tweet, but he's likely referring to loading times. Gran Turismo has always been a game with plenty of menus that players swap through as they check out new cars and new races, which requires lots of data to be at the ready.

Yamauchi also said that the game will only require 256MB of data to run. Considering that other games with presumably less content than this massive racing beast require an install, this is somewhat surprising, but welcome. Sony's new slim model of the PlayStation 3 started at 120GB and was recently upgraded to 160GB, so 10GB isn't out of the question, but earlier PS3 purchasers with a 40GB, or god forbid a 20GB, may find themselves staring at loading screens if they can't free up some gigs.

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I read this somewhere else like 3 days ago.

On topic though this is the best racing game to be released so I wold gladly give it that much space to make the experience smoother. Practicaly everyone has a 120gb harddrive or higher (thank God for switchable HDDs!) so thisshouldn't be a problem.

Most annoying thing with games are massive loading times.. it totally brakes the flow of the game..

so seems like an install it will be.. If the game does not go a duke nukem on us that is..

Most games only take 500MB to 2GB, so space isn't a problem these days. If this was back in 2007 with 20GB HDD's however...

10GBs really isn't a huge amount, I don't understand why consoles haven't got bigger hard drives as standard yet.

An external 1TB HDD can cost a mere £60.

IamSofaKingRaw:
I read this somewhere else like 3 days ago.

On topic though this is the best racing game to be released so I wold gladly give it that much space to make the experience smoother. Practicaly everyone has a 120gb harddrive or higher (thank God for switchable HDDs!) so thisshouldn't be a problem.

I have a launch ps3 and only about 18gigs of free space.

1.21 GIGAWATTS!?

Sorry, I mean 10GB!!!! wow, thats quite a large chunk out of my hard disk, I may have to go and delete some stuff for this one.

What are they going to use all that space for? It can't be environmental detail because the textures of the track look horrible.

Well, with the amount of content in the game, something like that was inevitable really.

Don't worry, if they're using one of the earlier ones they can just swap them for a PC hardrive, and use an external hard drive to transfer stuff. Its actually not that expensive.

I, for example, have a 400gb hard drive. So I'm goon on space for a long time.

Damn. I was planning to give it a rent but clearing 10 GB just for that...well I'll just have to delete some stuff I guess. Hate it when you rent a game and then wait ages for it to install only to realize the game sucks 5 minutes into it.

Atleast this won't suck...pretty sure. While I'm at it, I might aswell try to rent a steering wheel with it.

wooty:
1.21 GIGAWATTS!?

What the hell is a Gigawatt? ;D
Nice touch.

Slightly good news is upgrading any PS3's hard drive is easy but more importantly, it is cheap.

PS3 uses standard 2.5-inch disk drives, you can buy them off the shelf from any company who makes them in any size, as a result of this open standard they are very competitively priced:

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=fRp&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&q=2.5-inch%20hard%20drive%2C%20internal&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Typical example 320GB for only $55. For contrast I do believe the 250GB hard drive (based on cheaper 3.5-inch tech) for the New Xbox 360 costs about $150... because it is proprietary and Microsoft can do that.

Ten gigabytes? HA!!! That's only 1/100 of my computer hard-drive! That's NOTHING!!!

...Oh, wait, we're talking about the PS3? Well...that's a different story.

Drauden:
Most games only take 500MB to 2GB, so space isn't a problem these days. If this was back in 2007 with 20GB HDD's however...

It's usually way cheaper to buy an "old" PS3 with a small capacity then buy a separate internal hard drive and upgrade to the size you need. Launch date PS3 otherwise functions identically to a brand new Slim PS3.

If only Sony sold "blank" systems to load the Hard-drive of your size, reliability and price that you prefer. Since with what I suggested above you have a spare 20-60GB drive. Best put in a drive enclosure then used as USB-storage for an Xbox Arcade.

I upgraded my 60gb launch to 120, but I only have about 2Gb of space left on it. I may have to delete some of the recorded TV shows I have. PlayTV uses an awful lot of HDD memory for non HD video.

Blue Dragon is 19.9 GB
Lost Odyssey is 23.2 GB
Last Remnant is 12.7 GB
Infinite Undiscovery is 12.5 GB
And most of the rest are somewhere between 5 and 7 on the Xbox... so... this is news?
Because it's the PS3 or something?

(source: http://www.bingegamer.net/2008/so-how-much-time-are-you-saving-xbox-360-nxe-hard-drive-install-chart/ )

I use my PS3 for one, soon to be two, things: Madden and in the future this. I think ill be just fine with 10GB.

Thank god i don't care about this game..i only have a 20gig from wayyy back in 2007 and i have no room to install it..and i like to install my games.

DazZ.:
10GBs really isn't a huge amount, I don't understand why consoles haven't got bigger hard drives as standard yet.

An external 1TB HDD can cost a mere £60.

I got 2 TB for £30 from a friend who works at a warehouse. Seriously, they're not that expensive to make. I can't see why the PS4 and Xbox 720 shouldn't have 2TB hard drives.

Jiraiya72:

IamSofaKingRaw:
I read this somewhere else like 3 days ago.

On topic though this is the best racing game to be released so I wold gladly give it that much space to make the experience smoother. Practicaly everyone has a 120gb harddrive or higher (thank God for switchable HDDs!) so this shouldn't be a problem.

I have a launch ps3 and only about 18gigs of free space.

Now that the backup utility and the data-migration utilities are full-featured enough to make a new HD _not_ a new PS3, I highly recommend you look into springing for a bigger HD. I think you can get a 120GB for ~$25 now. Especially since HD installs (arguably) help reduce wear on your optical drive.

The3Apocalypses:
Blue Dragon is 19.9 GB
Lost Odyssey is 23.2 GB
Last Remnant is 12.7 GB
Infinite Undiscovery is 12.5 GB
And most of the rest are somewhere between 5 and 7 on the Xbox... so... this is news?
Because it's the PS3 or something?

(source: http://www.bingegamer.net/2008/so-how-much-time-are-you-saving-xbox-360-nxe-hard-drive-install-chart/ )

Double this.

SaintWaldo:

Jiraiya72:

IamSofaKingRaw:
I read this somewhere else like 3 days ago.

On topic though this is the best racing game to be released so I wold gladly give it that much space to make the experience smoother. Practicaly everyone has a 120gb harddrive or higher (thank God for switchable HDDs!) so this shouldn't be a problem.

I have a launch ps3 and only about 18gigs of free space.

Now that the backup utility and the data-migration utilities are full-featured enough to make a new HD _not_ a new PS3, I highly recommend you look into springing for a bigger HD. I think you can get a 120GB for ~$25 now. Especially since HD installs (arguably) help reduce wear on your optical drive.

Is there some kind of space cap on the size youre allowed to have? I think I read 250gig or something is the most you can have.

dang, I was somewhat planning toget this, well I am getting a new harddrive soon so then it wont be a problem. (after 3 years, I have finally been closing in on having no space on my 70 GB harddrive.)

Now try to imagina this in BTTF stlye:
Marty:What does this game run on?
Doc:Electricity, but it needs plutonium to generate the 1.21 GBs necessary to play.

Wow 10gb? I've only got 80gb and most of that's gone already.

I have a 1tb external harddrive, would it let me install to that?

I don't have that much room left, but then again, I'm still not sure if Im gonna get this. Time will tell though, but this news is certainly making me want this game a teeny bit less.

you know, I had some stereotypical ideals on that any racing sports would cause impairment in the technological side of things in the brain and this only just proves my wild theory.

10GB might be enough to knock over a gamer if he/she was a Xbox/Wii player, for a PC gamer I doubt it will, but with people using blue-ray? ha.

this has to be the biggest waste of space if they are going to use one Blue-ray disc for this since Bioware introduced the PC user with an extra DL-DVD which had no use!

Jiraiya72:

SaintWaldo:
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Now that the backup utility and the data-migration utilities are full-featured enough to make a new HD _not_ a new PS3, I highly recommend you look into springing for a bigger HD. I think you can get a 120GB for ~$25 now. Especially since HD installs (arguably) help reduce wear on your optical drive.

Is there some kind of space cap on the size youre allowed to have? I think I read 250gig or something is the most you can have.

The PS3 uses the FAT32 system to format the drive, which has a volume size limit of 32TB and a file size limit of (4GB - 1 byte). http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463

You may have been confused with some posts about _returning_ a PS3 and that 250g is the biggest PS3 HD you can get that way, but you can put any standard SATA 3.5" drive up to 2TB in there and it will be fine. I think I read the formatter might stop at 2TB but that could always be fixed by firmware updates. My PS3 has a 320GB Western Digital in it, so, I can state for a FACT that it at least goes over 250GB. ;)

Dexiro:
Wow 10gb? I've only got 80gb and most of that's gone already.

I have a 1tb external harddrive, would it let me install to that?

No. But, if you have any movies, you can back them up (yes, one at a time now if needed) to your external HD. For storage only, not viewing (or taking to your buddy). You can also use that external to back up your whole system for transfer to a new, larger HD, which is what I did and recommend. ;)

Jiraiya72:

IamSofaKingRaw:
I read this somewhere else like 3 days ago.

On topic though this is the best racing game to be released so I wold gladly give it that much space to make the experience smoother. Practicaly everyone has a 120gb harddrive or higher (thank God for switchable HDDs!) so thisshouldn't be a problem.

I have a launch ps3 and only about 18gigs of free space.

You canuse your computers hardrive for your ps3 if you choose. Hell people have 1tb HDDs by just buying the harddrive for $100 and putting it in their ps3.

Size doesn't really matter since there isn't really a limit to how big of a PS3 hard drive you can have. Well other than how big they make laptop hard drives.

Depends if it requires installs between every race. That's just going to be overkill.

Luckily I have recently acquired a replacement hard drive for my PS3 so I will be improving from 80GB to 320GB. Plenty of space on there me thinks.

well, at least its optional... I hate mandatory installs =\

I think I'll see how long the loading screens are without installing it and seeing if its particularly bad... if they are, well, I have a 120 GB hard drive, so it might be pushing it a little for a single game, but its not impossible to install.

I thought one of the advantages of console gaming was not having to think about disc space and installs.

As a multiple console owner, I think I'll stick with Forza 3 thanks. Doesn't need an install to run at a decent loading time.

Looks like consoles are gaining a lot of the inconveniences of PC gaming without the perks.

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