If you are sitting on a slow network connection and intends to run to the nearest dealer to buy Grand Theft Auto V on PC, then you should prepare yourself to get a massive package. On Wednesday last week, image on appeared on Reddit suggesting that the physical edition fills 7 DVDs. That is 65GB of total content. – which
Well noting this is evidently images of an Eastern European edition of the game, based on the text at the bottom right on the cover, but it is not unreasonable to assume that the physical edition will be similar elsewhere too. GTA5 for PC will be released wherever it can be sold.
Compared to its predecessor Grand Theft Auto IV release for Windows on PC, this is a big jump, which only had 2 DVDs when it was released in 2008.
This sort of gives me memories of the nineties, when great games got spread over several CDs – not DVDs – such as Baldur’s Gate and Riven who had five CD’s each to offer.
Consoles versus PC’s today
Console Games today uses blu-ray disks, which makes it possible to fill the digital plates with 7-8 times what you could with a DVD disc. PC gamers however haven’t all gone over to blu-ray disk media, largely because of the blu-ray drive hasn’t become a fully standard in the PC market yet. This reminds me yet again about Amiga situation when the Amiga CD32 console came. It took years for Amiga 1200 and Amiga 4000 machines to get fully CD-ROM support.
Grand Theft Auto 5 for Windows is near Release
It is now finally official. Grand Theft Auto V is indeed coming to Windows on April 14th, after being postponed several times. In mid-January, Rockstar announced the very first exposure. Then the game was again postponed in late February, eased three additional weeks.
So, at last. Grand Theft Auto 5 is out for Windows and even more weeks and especially weekends will put teenagers and young adults and even older adults into gamemania.
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2 * (* NVIDIA recommended for Vista)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 on 2.40GHz (4-core) or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4-core) at 2.5GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB or AMD HD 4870 1GB (must run at least DirectX 10)
Storage: 65 GB
Best Requirement to get Grand Theft Auto 5 to show its full potential
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 at 3.2GHz (4-core) or AMD FX-X8 8350 at 4GHz (8-core)
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD HD7870 2GB
Storage: 65 GB