GTA 5 GB size comes into question

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Rumors that Grand Theft Auto V could be fitted to be a 60 GB game may not come as a revelation to some gamers, although many may question this considering the size of the last installment was about 10 to 15 GB. At the moment, we have no official figures, and we are currently contemplating what affect this have on PC gamers if GTA 5 does not release on this platform.

GTA 5 GB size comes into question

When you take a look at other Rockstar games like L.A. Noire, this title was initially a six-disc Xbox 360 title, and apparently, it took plenty of effort to whittle it down to three. The size involved in some games can be down to detail they put on the map and character performances and there is a high expectation that this will be the case with Grand Theft Auto 5. As far as the PC version is concerned, a petition has accumulated over 100k signatures, but we have no news from Rockstar at present, so we are still in the dark whether there is an intention to bring this to the PC.

Many PC gamers are starting to feel uneasy about GTA V making an appearance on their platform especially considering the amount of great customization features past games have had. However, some gamers are confident that much like the previous Grand Theft Auto IV, this next title will eventually come to the PC, and others feel that it will be nowhere near 60 GB.

We recently heard that Rockstar are considering other platforms, so there is not only an expectation this will come to the PC, but also the new Wii U could be on the cards. We get the impression a bigger game doesn’t always mean larger GB and the amount of time taken to produce it could mean they have learned how to cut back on GB used. If GTA 5 is anywhere near 60GB we can imagine that the Xbox version may need a good few discs, so we are less inclined to believe all the rumors that have recently been going around.

On another GTA V related note, our last post spoke about a longer story required for this upcoming game, as reports it will not be as long as its predecessor has had fans querying why. Some gamers may of found GTA IV too long or the story became boring amounting to many losing interest when it came to completing it, but a majority enjoyed the length and are more concerned with this next installment not being as repetitive, especially the missions.

Prior to this, we discussed the notion that multiple endings will be on offer and the addition of three protagonists has given us cause to reiterate why we need a longer game. We are hoping that that this version will keep fans enthralled all the way through, so there is a higher expectation that more gamers will intend to complete Grand Theft Auto V, and the fact that not that many people finished the last one should have no bearing on this new GTA title. Are you unsure about the speculation surrounding a 60 GB game? In addition, do you feel confident that you will eventually see Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PC?

 
 
  • gta v or watchdogs

    Why rockstar wont release it on pc. While pc dont have game size problem. Pc can use up to 4tb of hdd while console still using stupid disc to play the game.
    Btw not every pc gamer is pirating games
    only 20% of them are pirating.50% buy the original disc. 30%digitally download the original copy from official site

    • iconoclast

      U r completely wrong

      More than 90% piracy exists on PC as a game platform

      This is the reason why big companies like ubisoft and rockstar usually ignore PC by providing an inferior port of the game on PC

      Maybe RDR not releasing on PC was a consequence of this high percentage of piracy

      If a guy has a console and PC, most probably he will just download any multiplatform game from torrent for PC rather than buying it

      • http://www.facebook.com/rupk1 Jackob Hall

        Gta 5 will definitely be in PC.

        Why?

        1)Cause Rockstar North had always released game for PC version.

        But after the console version release

        For San andreas-About 6 months

        For Gta 4(ported)-About 6 months

        For La noire -About 6 months

        For Max payne 3-About 1 month.

        2)Red dead series was never been released for PC from the first place and it’s developer is Rockstar San diego.

        3)Grand theft Auto 4 was ported but still the graphic difference was HUGE! and Performance at that time was bad but with now a days Specs it run just fluid….Gta 4 was ported so they didn’t have to spend many money on the PC version and even if it was mostly pirated(So did the console version was) but the sale was good enough for a large profit.

        4)They have gave hints that the PC version might be coming..

        ……………………………………………………………………………………………

        Why PC version will be superior..

        1)Because of better graphics(2 or more generation different)

        2)Better physx

        3)Better sound.

        4)More control options

        5)Mods

        6)More customisations

        7)Less price.

        8)More FPS

        9)More Resolution

        10)Above 9 points was enough

        ……………………………………………………………………………………………

        Conditions after releasing.

        Doomed PC users:-PC users who have bought consoles ..will through their console out of the house..

        Doomed Console users:-Cry like a 10 years old kid…After seeing the differences(Prove:-Play Gta 4 or any other game in PC)

        And will satisfy themselves by thinking

        1)The don’t need good graphics,sound or any other advantages of PC version.

        2)They will think why should i waste 1000$ for a gaming pc(You don’t need to spend so much money for gaming pc…you can have one for about 400$$..)

        ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

        How i can assure you of the PC version of Gta 5.

        Watch De ja vu……

        • Drunk On Drank UK

          f@%#ing geek!

  • omfg

    1st up, yes, they’ll release it on PC. they’d be financially stupid to not do that
    and 2nd. what? what does them releasing it 60GB mean?

    • letbonist

      Actually, I think it’s the other way around. They would lose money buy pooling their resources into creating a PC version. The rate of piracy is so high that it’s not beneficial for them to spend their time and resources on it.

      • James1811

        Not true. Coding from console to a PC outlay is a relitvely cheap and fast process. With digital distribuion; there is also limited production costs.

        Piracy may be high but the PC market continues to generate vast revenues which make it still a profitable and viable publication system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faizi5 Sk Faizi

    I believe rockstar will release PC version too like other GTA Series and no doubt they will be taking more time asusual, We Shudn’t forgot that GTA IV did took time to appear on PC! But as a PC gamer m worried abt it!

  • azraelscript

    The only reason consoles (PS3s at least) have to use a disc is for security and authentication purposes. The games are installed on the HDD the first time they are put in the system. Notice the back of every box states the amount of HDD space required, much like a PC program does. The discs cause the player to actually own a retail copy of a game to be able to play it despite having the game installed. I have PC games that also work along this same principle. I’m not sure where the 20% of PC gamers pirating games come from. It all depends on what games are being pirated. I would imagine the controls used to derive such a static would be the release of blockbuster games during their initial sale period (a span of a couple months) and the number of active torrents found in said period. My pirating of The Elder Scrolls Oblivion 3 years after it’s release (as well as many other games) more than likely does not include me in that 20%. Rockstar, as well as many other developers who have not release PC versions of their console titles, are not willing to risk this alleged 20% profits (and I don’t blame them), but more willing to wager the few gamers bricking their consoles (XBox 360 specifically) in order to play one pirated console game before Microsoft and Sony release their latest updates rendering mods and hacks useless. A developer does not become successful only looking at short term goals. They are already losing out with the likes of pre-owned gaming sales where only the retailers profit and do profit numerous times over one title whereas the developer only profits one time from each time. The next generation of consoles (PS4 specifically) is looking to make purchasing pre-owned games a thing of the past or too much of a hassle to even bother. I own a PC (and a powerful one at that) and I own a PS3. Grand Theft Auto 5 not being confirmed for the PC isn’t that big of an issue for me, however the key word here is “confirmed”. Whether it be 6 months or 2 years, I feel that one day it would be released for PC. Funny how you don’t hear Mac folks complain about hardly any major games not coming out for their computers.

  • James1811

    60GB is nothing these days. GTA V will be on PC eventuallly as it’s still a big market for this series. The 360/PS3 may be priority systems but GTA was born on PC and still is capable on generating mass sales through its huge popularity worldwide.

    • Lewis

      you sir, are stupid. Gta was born on pc was it? Please explain to me grand theft auto on the ps1?

      • Tony

        You sir are VERY stupid. Yes grand theft auto was on the ps1 but the ORIGINAL gta was on the pc. You can actually download it for free from rockstar’s website. So you should really check your facts before correcting someone.

      • James1811

        it was on PS1…..1 year after it appeared on PC. You’re probably too young to remember kid and probably not old enough to buy the game! OWNED HA!

      • sparx

        Dumbass it started on pc was ported to ps1

    • Numbnuts!

      You people are stupid as s*it! All games are born on PC’s!!!!! How do you think they are made? Magic?! The game box is made by the magic game world?
      Whichever way it comes out, I dont mind waiting a few weeks more for my second hand copy!

  • Kakarot

    Simple, you own an Xbox 360 or want it on PC, you’re screwed!
    It’s why PS3 is the best.

    • Satanicwolf

      My phone has the same amount of RAM as your shitty 6 year old console.

  • rob

    If they release it on pc great i dont really care, i just hope that it doesnt delay the console release in the process. And as far as 60gb o well it sounds like it will be well worth it

  • lol

    who gives a s*** ?

    like srsly who gives??

    • jason c

      pc people dumbass

  • lol

    #I’mToSxyForMyShirt

    • jason c

      FAGGT^ Btw i think it’d be nice if it came out on wii u, but it probably wont.

  • BigC672

    The thing is Rockstar won’t be able to hold back the massive onslaught of abuse (maybe not the right word) they would get from PC gamers for not releasing a PC game.

  • Drunk On Drank UK

    PC gamers look down on people that play consoles and say that consoles are for kids etc. I hope it never gets released for the PC! They should go out and buy a console, f@%#ing geeks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rupk1 Jackob Hall

    Gta 5 will definitely be in PC.

    Why?

    1)Cause Rockstar North had always released game for PC version.

    But after the console version release

    For San andreas-About 6 months

    For Gta 4(ported)-About 6 months

    For La noire -About 6 months

    For Max payne 3-About 1 month.

    2)Red dead series was never been released for PC from the first place and it’s developer is Rockstar San diego.

    3)Grand theft Auto 4 was ported but still the graphic difference was HUGE! and Performance at that time was bad but with now a days Specs it run just fluid….Gta 4 was ported so they didn’t have to spend many money on the PC version and even if it was mostly pirated(So did the console version was) but the sale was good enough for a large profit.

    4)They have gave hints that the PC version might be coming..

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    Why PC version will be superior..

    1)Because of better graphics(2 or more generation different)

    2)Better physx

    3)Better sound.

    4)More control options

    5)Mods

    6)More customisations

    7)Less price.

    8)More FPS

    9)More Resolution

    10)Above 9 points was enough

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    Conditions after releasing.

    Doomed PC users:-PC users who have bought consoles ..will through their console out of the house..

    Doomed Console users:-Cry like a 10 years old kid…After seeing the differences(Prove:-Play Gta 4 or any other game in PC)

    And will satisfy themselves by thinking

    1)The don’t need good graphics,sound or any other advantages of PC version.

    2)They will think why should i waste 1000$ for a gaming pc(You don’t need to spend so much money for gaming pc…you can have one for about 400$$..)

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    How i can assure you of the PC version of Gta 5.

    Watch De ja vu……

    • Drunk On Drank UK

      MF f@%#ing geek!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.toulouse Mitchell Toulouse

    I think they should stop selling/producing disks. Not saying that no more games on the consoles and other devices, but what I mean is that disk sizes are getting too small for games today (eg. L.A Noire, Battlefield 3 etc.) and have to have more disc’s for the game now. But, what I’m really trying to say it that games should be downloaded directly to the console instead of waiting in-line for hours and eventually getting the game (eg. Netflix instantly stream’s the newest and classic show’s to your pc, blu-ray or console and other devices). I know that this probably sound’s all stupid and it’s a common tradition for gamer’s across the globe to do this but imagine how much time and effort could be saved for the producer’s of the game when they have to download the game and copy it to millions of disc’s and ship them worldwide and also how much we can save on the materials that are used to make the disc. Sure this sounds bad for the economy but as we see as the discs are made in Mexico (no offence – trololol) and Mexico is making bank for there economy now. So, bottom line of the subject. Stop making discs/dvd’s and just make them available for online market downloads now. Isn’t where this century is heading for technology anyway’s?

  • Isaac

    It’s so cute all the idiots who think GTA will not be released on PC

  • Randytoads

    This may seem a daft question, but I’m not tech head, so please bear with me.
    I own an old PS3 witch I think is only the 40gb version. If the game is 60gb will it work on my machine?

  • Ace Marlow

    Personally don’t mind 60 GB just so long as it eventually comes out on PC… I will be more than happy to buy GTA V for both PC and 360.

    360 to quench my GTA Thirst and PC to quench my appetite for better performance.

  • bigdaddyt0101

    real simple for me at least…any game requiring multiple discs i purchase ps3 version. Single disc goes 360 or in the case of really,really good intensive games (ie skyrim, Crysis) goes on my pc. between 320gb xbox, 500gb ps3, and 1.25tb in the pc gb’s should not worry anyone. Oh and the cost of all this space? 250$ after selling the replaced drives to cover the expense of new ones.

  • John

    For those who claim that PC piracy is so high, it’s wasteful to develop for PC…

    If that were the case, why do people bother making software at all for PCs? Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe photoshop, etc, all see extremely high piracy rates – as high as the most popular PC games. Even Microsoft Windows itself is pirated to hell and back. Of all my friends, gamers and non gamers, I know maybe 1 out of 20 who has a legitimate version of MS Office.

    Same thing for books, music, and movies. Every song gets millions of torrents and even gets uploaded to Youtube. Why do the artists bother producing music if the majority of listeners aren’t paying? When the harry potter book came out, an electronic version leaked online in mere hours. Why did JK Rowling bother to spend on publishing and distribution if millions of people just torrented her book?

    A 90% piracy rate means nothing if the 10% is large enough to provide enough revenue to justify development. I’m part of that 10%, proudly. You aren’t going to convince the 90% to buy your product even if you plant a cop over their shoulders to make sure they don’t torrent. They just will do without your product.