GTA V will have a mandatory 8GB install
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.