Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V To Ship on Two Discs, 8GB Install Means No Swapping Required

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Rockstar has been addressing fan questions surrounding Grand Theft Auto V, putting them to bed with some definitive answers. One of these includes the question of size, with GTA V being the most ambitious and generously proportioned GTA game yet, dwarving Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV in scale.

This means that the Xbox 360 version will ship on two discs, one of which will be a mandatory install disc that will require 8GB of free space on your console's HDD. The second disc will then be used to subsequently play the game, which means no having to interrupt your GTA V experience to swap discs. Players with 4GB consoles can use a 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for the install.

Rockstar also confirmed that the game will be bundled with a massive two-sided map of Los Santos and the surrounding areas, but the Special Edition's blueprint map will have more detail, including secrets and other stuff. More is also set to be revealed on the game's multiplayer, as well as the "very customisable" vehicles and weapons. A gameplay trailer is also on the way, according to the Q&A.

Gameplay details on the character swapping mechanic have also been delved into a little further, with Franklin, Michael and Trevor going about their daily business when you're away from them. "And because they have their own schedules, you’ll never know what they might be doing – you might drop in on Michael in the middle of a family dispute, interrupt Franklin chatting up some ladies, or Trevor on the run from the law – or whatever else these guys do in their free time... How and when you switch between characters when you’re not on a mission is completely up to you," the Rockstar Q&A explains.

You won't be able to kill any of the other characters while playing as one of them, although you can apparently find a way to inflict serious injury upon them if you're so inclined. Each character has their own missions and side jobs too, so there'll be plenty to see and do in Los Santos when Grand Theft Auto V on September 17th, 2013.

Oh, and on that front, Rockstar is adamant that there won't be any delays, and there's no word on there being a next-gen version of the game. You can read the Q&A in full over at the Rockstar News Wire.


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Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US September 17, 2013
Europe September 17, 2013
Japan October 10, 2013

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