Rockstar has revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will require a substantial mandatory install on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and that the Xbox 360 version of the game will ship with two discs.
“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,” the developer said in its latest Q&A. “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.”
Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will install roughly 8GB of data to the HDD, or an external USB drive on Xbox 360. “The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.”
Grand Theft Auto V is set to launch September 17 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.