Gran Turismo 5 Installs while Playing

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There have been various reports that Gran Turismo 5 takes roughly 40+ minutes to install at a paltry 6.4GBs worth of data. Despite these reports, I remain unconvinced that that amount of time is necessary given how much quicker games with 5GBs worth of data install to the HDD. Regardless, Sony has commented on the fact that the game does have the option to install as you play, which should cut down the ability to notice the long drawn out install process.

“GT5 gives users the option of an install,” Sony pointed out. “This makes loading times throughout much faster but is not a requirement when first playing.

“If users choose not to install the data straight away it will do it in stages as news areas, tracks, etc. are accessed during normal gameplay.”

To be honest, I wish all developers chose to do installs in this format if over a certain amount. I understand sometimes installs are necessary, but it does suck to have to wait to play the game — and God forbid there is an update prior to play as well. Sometimes you can be stuck there quite some time before you even get on the sticks.

Gran Turismo 5 releases next week, so it’s only a matter of time until we can all clock that install ourselves!

Readers Comments (6)

  1. You can’t wait a few minutes to play a game? What are you 7 years old? The average PC game takes HOURS to install, grow up people. Don’t gamers have ANYTHING better to do than complain about the stupidest little things? Go surf the internet for the 8 minutes, go make a sandwich, go stuff your face with some more cheedos and potato chips you fat whiney bitch.
    lol bahahahaaha

  2. lol cheedos

  3. Cameron is right, the instal will make the game run faster and better, and it only thakes a few minutes, and its not like the ps3 dosent hawe a built in hdd, or ewerything else for that matter

  4. Woot, one of my biggest pet peeves when getting a new game is, you get it unwrapped, put er in, and then got to sit through installs, updates… GRRRR!

  5. I’m fine with the initial install (as long as it doesn’t take too long of course). I do have a gripe with downloading a game form PSN not only to install patches after the download. Bought ModNation Racers a few weeks ago and it took me almost 10 hours to install all the patches (the game update are always so slooooooow).

  6. A few minutes? No chance, mines been installing over an hour and now seems stuck with 3 seconds remaining! AARGGGGH!

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