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Grand Theft Auto Installation Details Revealed

Grand Theft Auto Installation

Grand Theft Auto 5 will require a mandatory installation when it’s released later this year, it has today been revealed. Grand Theft Auto installation on Xbox 360 will require two disks, although Rockstar have done it in the best way possible though. On your initial play, you’ll put your first disk into the machine and it’ll install everything needed. From then on, you’ll only ever need the first disk if you plan to delete those files from your hard drive.

The install will be around 8GB.

From then on, you’ll only need the second disk if you want to play the single player or if you want to take part in Grand Theft Auto Online. The first disk is only for that initial installation.

PlayStation 3 owners will be able to play the game from a single disk. There’s an 8 GB mandatory install for PS3 owners as well, but it’ll be done from the blu-ray.

Grand Theft Auto Installation

While perhaps a bit annoying, especially if you’ve been waiting to play this game since GTA IV released in 2008, Rockstar were quick to stress that there’s a very good reason you’ll need to wait while the game installs. It’s a great answer as well, guaranteed to hype those who already know GTA V will be the defining moment of the current generation.

Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created, and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles. In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 systems.

Here’s hoping Rockstar really are planning a next-gen port that may nullify the need for an 8GB Grand Theft Auto installation and that they’ll be able to take advantage of the extra oomph available. 


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