Grand Theft Auto 5 Has Mandatory 8GB Install on Xbox 360, PS3

The game comes on two DVDs for the Xbox 360 and one Blu-ray disc for PS3

Grand Theft Auto 5 is Rockstar's biggest game to date and, like previous titles, it will have a mandatory installation on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles of 8GB of data, and on the Xbox 360 it will come on two DVDs.

GTA V is eagerly awaited by millions of fans from around the world, as many have already cleared up their schedules around September 17, when the game releases for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Now, Rockstar has offered some more details about the game on its Newswire, this time talking about the massive scope of the game and how it has a mandatory installation of data on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

"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 PlayStation3 systems," Rockstar said.

"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."

The mandatory installation will occupy around 8GB of space on both the Xbox 360 and on the PlayStation 3, so potential customers are advised to clear up their hard drives or removable storage options ahead of GTA 5's launch.

"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," Rockstar added.

GTA 5 is out on September 17 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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