Kazunori Yamauchi has tweeted Gran Turismo 5 will be an optional install on PS3, however, he feels to best experience the game, you’ll want 10GB of space ready and available.
To run the game, Yamauchi tweeted you’ll need just 256MB of space, but for a smooth experience, 10GB is recommended.
Here’s the tweet translated into English as best as Google Translate could do it:
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Yamauchi didn’t clarify what he meant by “smooth” experience, but hopefully he’ll elaborate more on this sometime between now and the game’s release.
Until then, if your PS3 HD is full, you may want to clear a few things off of it.
GT5 is out November 2 in the US and November 3 in the UK and Europe.