Grand Theft Auto V 50GB Install On PS4, Suggesting More Than 40GB Download On PC

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:45 PM
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The PlayStation Network listing for Grand Theft Auto 5 has appeared, revealing that the current-gen remake of the fastest-selling entertainment property in the world will take up a massive 50GB on gamer’s hard drives. This makes it one of the biggest downloads yet on Sony's console, and also indicates the PC download size of GTA 5.

For comparison, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is 40GB on PlayStation 4 and 34.5GB when downloaded via Steam. Battlefield 4 meanwhile is a 33.9GB download on PSN, while it’s a shade lower at 30GB for the base game on PC. Based on the sizes of various game downloads we can estimate that GTA V on PC is going to be a pretty whopping 44GB file, so if you’ve got any bandwidth caps you may be best off searching round for a physical copy this time around.

The PSN listing also reveals that Rockstar’s open-world crime-em-up will come with PlayStation Move support on PlayStation 4. PS Move is Sony’s ill-fated attempt at motion control that looks like it may be making a return for GTA V, although Rockstar hasn’t said anything as to how Grand Theft Auto 5 uses the motion controls.

Grand Theft Auto V Remastered is arriving on November 18th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the PC version will be following up on 27th January 2015. Does the potentially massive download size of GTA 5 on PC make you think twice about grabbing a digital copy? Are you restricted by download caps that make getting GTA V digitally impossible? Let us know!

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19:45 Oct-14-2014

game releases on 27 if i pre order
the 50gb download...it would still take 2 weeks for me to download :/

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13:33 Oct-09-2014

Final Fantasy XIII PC = 60 GBs. Bought and i Can't install it lol.
Not feeling like uninstalling TERA also.

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07:14 Oct-10-2014

60 GB just for THAT 720p LOCK!!!!. ENB series and 4K texture mods(if there are any for that game) will give a 23GB+ increase

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08:44 Oct-09-2014

Thats not to bad. It will only take me a well over 50hours to download, spread over at least 6 months due to a 9gb data cap :D

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08:18 Oct-09-2014

I am going to buy the CDs anyways. Steam is a ripoff in Bulgaria, they put European prices.

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04:46 Oct-09-2014

I can picture it now I'll get home all excited to have GTA 5 on PC, only to cry on my keyboard after realizing it'll take two days to download & install it.

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06:14 Oct-09-2014

2 days is not too long...i download 4gb in 4/5 days before i got new internet....just be patient. :)

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02:07 Oct-09-2014

this is how they combat priracy, making games file size much larger.

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02:25 Oct-09-2014

hahaha...this is increase piracy not decrease :D

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12:39 Oct-09-2014

Combating piracy the greedy way wont also help either. Giving PC gamers more access to reasonably priced games encourages them to buy games because it's always there. IF there are no games available to you you are force to make a choice

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01:03 Oct-09-2014

So how long is it gonna take me to download it at 1mbps?

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08:01 Oct-10-2014

say Gta V=44gb
44g=44000mb
44000mb/1mbps
44000s=733.33minutes=12hours
If there is no interuption

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00:40 Oct-09-2014

This really erks me, especially on consoles. I'll be expecting to clean up my hard drive in 2-3 years time because at this rate my hard drive is going to be full on my PS4 or XBONE.

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22:43 Oct-08-2014

I have no download cap and my speed hovers around -150mbps, so it's no problem for me.


Good old campus internet.


Have it on PS3, wouldn't really buy it again, but my friends are aching to play Online on PC, and I want to play with them.

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23:26 Oct-08-2014

yeah, me too...but only limited to 1mbps download speed :P

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22:06 Oct-08-2014

Why do PS4 games require more space than PC? More files of some sort regarding the game, or just the hard drive file system using bigger pieces?

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22:12 Oct-08-2014

so, pc gamer are lucky :D

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18:59 Oct-14-2014

Eh, could be a combination of things. Maybe it's like Titanfall where all the audio is uncompressed, or higher res textures, or system data designed to work specifically with the PS4.

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21:55 Oct-08-2014

that's so big I'm limited on 80GB per month god

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21:24 Oct-08-2014

So glad I have a 3TB hard drive. :/

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22:22 Oct-08-2014

That rig though :O

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20:48 Oct-08-2014

no limits here
is this on steam yet?

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20:46 Oct-08-2014

guys this is nothing final fantasy uses 60GB hard drive space PRE LOAD is available..

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20:31 Oct-08-2014

Still smaller than the iOS 8 update

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19:36 Oct-08-2014

I love how I have this downloaded in wayy less than a day. More like a couple of hours.

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21:19 Oct-08-2014

Yea. It may take me 2-3 hours if my internet plays up. 1-2 if it wants to behave.

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18:32 Oct-08-2014

Well, Comcast never put my bandwith cap back on, so I can download it. However I have to try and find space for it.

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18:22 Oct-08-2014

I have a 250gb hard disk ,I won't even have 3 games installed :(

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21:21 Oct-08-2014

You can get fairly cheap hard drives with a Terabyte of storage.

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22:15 Oct-08-2014

just saying, it cheap because it become old. :P

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21:54 Oct-08-2014

we're in the same boat my friend, however, it's not only 3 games, it's 5 games, at 40GB each, saving 40GB for OS and other things. And to be honest that's all i want... GTAV might be the only new game in my PC anyway.

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22:21 Oct-08-2014

NBA 2K15 FIFA 15 and GTA V are my priority.Other games meh...

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18:04 Oct-08-2014

my whole family combined (6 people) recently downloaded over 500GB worth of data over the last month without any speed limits (40MB Fibre) so I think I'm good with that, just have to make enough room in my HD.

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18:09 Oct-08-2014

or get another drive, Seagate 7200.14 2TB is great deal ;)

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18:20 Oct-08-2014

Indeed it is, however I have a Fractal Design Core 1000 case, which barely has enough room for my single HDD and SSD drives, my SSD drive is basically sitting on top of my GPU. I am thinking of upgrading my case, as I had a low budget when I built my system, so I had to cut a few corners to keep the essentials :D

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18:21 Oct-08-2014

ah so, waddabout Fractal Design Define R4 ;)

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18:22 Oct-08-2014

But I see you are not new to small cases either :D

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18:23 Oct-08-2014

hehe yea :? but still I could fit 4 regular HDDs in my case (with probably no airflow to cpu cooler lol)

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18:27 Oct-08-2014

Yes, that's basically the problem with small cases and having gaming parts inside them, limited airflow/space. I was thinking along the lines of getting a corsair case, maybe 500R or slightly bigger, to give me more options for the future.

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17:02 Oct-08-2014

The next thing to know is optimization! Hope Rockstar doesn't cheat us this time :)

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17:40 Oct-08-2014

they wont...they should have learned big lesson from gta iv

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19:18 Oct-08-2014

HELL YEAH!! GTA 4 may be the biggest mistake of their life!

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