GTA V will have a mandatory 8GB install 
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Darryn Bonthuys
July 3, 2013 at 7:45 am

GARMEZ!

September is closing in, and barring another delay, so is the fifth Grand Theft Auto game. News on the game has been quiet lately, with only an info-drop here or there peppering some days with new details. Today is one of those informative days.

Hope you’ve got space on your consoles, because you’ll need 8 gigs of free space before you can start playing. GTA V will ship in two discs for Xbox 360, and one for Playstation 3 and its Blu-Ray drive.

The mandatory 8 gig install for the Xbox 360 version will be kept to one disc, with disc deux being your authenticator. From the mouth/website of Rockstar:

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. For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.

This initial install will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance. For PlayStation®3, the game ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game. The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.

And there’s more! Seeing as how GTA V will have you swapping out between three characters in the game, characters who resume their lives when you take control of one third of their gangland Triforce, players just had to know: Can we kill ourselves and break the game? Well, Rockstar will allow for some form of bodily harm at least:

In the open world, the characters are meant to be living their own ongoing and unpredictable personal lives, so understandably it’s not always easy to track one of them down in the vast city of Los Santos or the many towns spread about Blaine County at any given moment, but you will be able to find them. Having found them, (or simply after calling them up and arranging to meet them), you’ll certainly be able to hang out with them, annoy them should you choose, and maybe even assault them, but you won’t be able to kill them.

They all have remarkable powers of recovery and good health insurance. The game is based on playing all sides of these three characters’ interwoven stories rather than having generic, interchangeable leads, so permanently killing a major character in that way wouldn’t make sense. If a player is determined enough though, they may well find a way to badly injure one of the characters and switching to that character would just put you in the hospital to continue where you left off.

There’s more on the QnA page, but the majority of it is really just slickly-disguised “no comments”. GTA V is out soon though, September 17 to be exact.

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  • LordCaptainAwesomeness

    I am happy with that. Grand Turismo was well worth the 45 minute install, made the game a lot faster to load etc. I would gladly sacrifice a wee bit of space for near instant loading..,.

    • Hammersteyn

      I played the GT6 demo last night. 1Gig install. I must say it really looks pretty but I’m not really sure if it looks better than GT5…

      • CaptainNemo42

        Think I should have a look at it. I’m actually curious to see what “improvements” were made over GT5.

      • John Ambitious

        Well, it’s still a new GT. Always a good thing. That and Forza seems to be the only racing games that aren’t going bad and stale.

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        I am not even quarter way done with GT5, darnit, time to pre-order 6?

  • Happy Hamster

    8gb install will be worth it

  • CaptainNemo42

    Some people with those cheap 12Gb Super Slim PS3’s might get a nasty little surprise.

    • Hammersteyn

      They make those? Wow that’s tiny.

      • CaptainNemo42

        Yeah, they released it with the 500Gb super slim models. I think it’s made to lure people in. But it’s damn cheap. You can upgrade HDD, but it cost you the extra drive as well as a cradle for is. The 12Gb drive is an SSD, so it doesn’t have the cradle in it that all the other models have.

        • HvR

          And for some reason the cradle/caddy/bracket is bloody expensive (between R400 and R650) versus R150 to R250 in the rest of the world. Or can get one out of an old broken PS3.

          But the price difference between the two version is between R650 and R1100, seeing that you get an extra DS3 controller with the 500GB version and the cost of a 500Gb drive is around R600 it is still worth just going for the more expensive version.

          • CaptainNemo42

            You can get the cradle for about R350 from Bid or Buy, but yes. It’s damn expensive. I saw a bundle at Makro that was a 12Gb console with a Sony cradle and 250Gb HDD in it, plus some games. I was like: “Why?”

            I will add that if my PS3 goes poof now, I might consider a slim model and use my current 320Gb HDD and bracket.. But I’ll probably get a refurbished machine.

            I think that 12Gb was like a final attempt from Sony to screw over the consumer before they turned to the current champions of next gen gaming.

          • HvR

            Those cradle plus hdd bundles are makro only bundles (it looks like they just tape everything together) because they couldn’t get enough 500GB stock but I must say the 2 sales guys on the floor when I was there were quite knowledgeable explaining to people. If you want to buy one for the kiddies with offline play playing disney/lego games it is fine, if you want to use online features and play the latest AAA games you might have some problems.

            The biggest problem I have with the ultra slim model is the top loading disc mechanism that is “plastic mechanical” and spring loaded not sure how long it is going to last.

          • CaptainNemo42

            It basically an offline kiddies console. I didn’t think of it like that, and it makes sense.

            I don’t know which Makro you were at, but I was at the one in Centurion, and they only had two ladies working there that didn’t seem very clued up. Then it could be a problem when selling it. At least you saw guys with some knowledge there.

          • HvR

            I’m down in the Cape (that was at the Cape Gate branch), the guys didn’t come over as gamers but it seemed that they were well informed knowing the bundle options (they also know which of the included game bundles are kiddie friendly and which are not). Must say always had a good experience at that branch specifically with the personnel in the DIY dept.

          • CaptainNemo42

            I must say I’ve always had good customer experiences with Makro staff, just not always to sure about the people working in the Interactive department.

  • Hammersteyn

    I still lol at multiple discs, because there is always that one guy that is going to loose one. Thank heavens XBOX finally takes the step to Blu-Ray.

    • Jonah Cash

      Hahahaha!!! A Xbone fan just down voted you for laughing at the Xbox 360’s two disc problems!!! Or or…. A PS4 fan because you are glad that MS have gone the way of the Blu-Ray…. Jis you are being very controversial so early in the morning it seems!!! (Or is it just conspiracy theories in my own head?????)

      • Hammersteyn

        It’s fine, I actually find it harder these days to get more downvotes than upvotes. Remember BF3 for XBOX? One disc for the campaign, the other for online play. Next month PS+ members can download it for free all in one nice bundle :)

        • RinceWind

          Lol, I know. I think we scared all the trolls away!

        • HvR

          can’t we get it today or tomorrow?

          • Hammersteyn

            What’s today? Damn I losing track of time again!

        • Jonah Cash

          I will be a PS+ member by then!! But have never played any of those games, wonder if that should be my first attempt then???? Give some tips here please!!

          • Hammersteyn

            Which games?

          • Jonah Cash

            War games…. the last ones I played was Hidden & Dangerous and that game I still have somewhere… Haven’t played a COD or BF game ever….

          • Hammersteyn

            I’m not a big fan of either BF3 or COD so I can’t really help you. But if you are used to FPS games like Far Cry 3 you should have no problem playing any other FPS game on the console.

          • Jonah Cash

            Haven’t played Far Cry 3 either…. Goes and sit in the corner… Hahahaha!!! OK cool I will try one of them and maybe I can have my own opinion on those games!!

      • Tbone187

        No, it was me who downvoted him because nobody really cares if it’s single or double disc, let alone it funny enough to ”lol” at…And I’m a PC gamer…No offence but it’s a bit petty to be concerned with such things…

        • Hammersteyn

          I feel petty, oh so petty.I feel petty and witty and bright and I pity any one who isn’t me tonight.

          Hehe no worries bud, at least you gave your opinion.

          • Tbone187

            Hehe…No hassle mate…As mentioned, no offence intended…And I’d hate for my downvote to be credited to an Xbox fan… :)

          • Jonah Cash

            In that case I retract my hypothesis!! It was all in my head…..

  • Tbone187

    8 Gb’s is a bit small I reckon…Max Payne 3 was something like 30gb…

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    PASS I have a 20gig HD but 6gigs is used for internal computing. So I have a 14 gig HD so I can play the 1st disc off the drive but then have to let the fat XBOX JET ENGINE take over for the second?

    FUCK THAT!!! Tired of shit always being so overly complicated BECAUSE OF FUCKING MULTIPLAYER.

    PASS and keep your R799 darn fuckwit middleman.

    Runs out of room to pre-order copy.

    • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

      Also EAs Battlefield 3 single player texture install did not have to be on the Multiplayer disc at all. IT IS ALL THEIR ANTI PIRACY SHIT.

      What about DEADSPACE, MASS EFFECT 2 3 being on 2 discs because of that Multiplayer bullshit?

      BLU RAY PEW PEW PEW ALL THE WAY OR YOU ARE?

      • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

        AS FOR THAT SHIT 3 DISC Final Pantysee XIII, what kuk compression.

        • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

          NEED COFFEE for Another ASS with an opinion, thats for you :P

          • Sageville

            WTF! Is that it? Rant over?

            MAOR AGGRO PZL~!

          • Hammersteyn

            He probably went to get coffee, or a PS3…

          • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

            TBC ;)

          • RinceWind

            Dude, don’t open that door! EDIT: Door opened 0-O

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Saw this and all I could think of is this ^^. RRAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEE!!!!!

      • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

        FCUK KILLER INSTINCT!!! RAGE WAS THE SHIT. I also hope that they realise why these games were shit hot back in the 90s.

        STOCK MOTION… but we all know the devs are to lazy these days. MORTAL KOMBAT 1 was also the bomb because of STOCK MOTION.

        Bring it back dammit.

        • Hammersteyn

          The special moves was awfully difficult to pull of.

          • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

            That was the draw. We only knew how to do the shit by standing next to the Arcade king who was the only one who knew how to do the spine rip or combo juggle. The internet made everything to easy.

            But odd that all the other Mortal Kombats never had that flare of 1. Real actors and and clay models all scanned in.

            We need that back now that we have more power to make the models animation even more fluid.

      • RinceWind

        Yeah, and I have to sit next to him on Saturday… Gahhhhh!

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          Date night?
          :-p

          • RinceWind

            Well, I’ve heard of keeping it in the family…

  • Trevor Davies

    Is that all? Doesn’t seem like a lot.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Holy 4 hour wait Batman!

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Off topic

    http://www.takealot.com/saveal

    PS 3 320 gig 2500, for those itching to get a PS3

    • RinceWind

      Thanks! However, what the FUCK is Cleese wearing, and are we ALREADY advertising Christmas?! NO WAY!

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Cleese? …. no Sir Cleese

        • RinceWind

          Ha! The way he’s dressed, it should be DAME Cleese ;)

      • CaptainNemo42

        So the marketing is working. Because they say will THINK that it is Christmas. And that is a massive deal on a console.

  • RinceWind

    OVG is going to need a new console for this 0-O

  • Martin du preez

    2 discs? Ps3 version held back by the 360 confirmed!

  • Mabenito

    It’s stuff like this that makes me appreciate my PS3 more than my 360..

  • Saad

    Xbox with a 250 gb memory also requires the first disk?