The Playstation 3 is due to get another sales boost this week with the arrival of the long awaited Gran Turismo 5 Racing simulator, in the past large games like GT5 has required users to install data on their PS3 hard drive to limit loading times when progressing through the game – GT5 is no different. In fact reports suggest that the initial loading time could be 40 minutes long should users choose to do it in one lump.
However, if users prefer they can postpone the 6.4 GB install and opt to trickle in data as and when it is required throughout the game. This was first seen in Metal Gear Solid 4 and proved to be popular amongst the Sony community who have often despaired at the need to keep large amounts of data on their hard drives, especially when Blu Ray can hold so much data.
Sony said “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 game play.”
Gran Turismo 5 is set to hit UK stores on 24th November 2010 and will surely be one of the most popular games of the year.
If you’re planning to buy the game will you choose to install the data at the start or get a flying start and just update as the game progresses?