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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Comment #1 by gazmaster1
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:45:14 AM
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My hard drive is already maxed out but I think I can make room for this.

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Comment #2 by Barad
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:46:50 AM
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No swapping required, this is all that matters! Brilliant.

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Comment #3 by creaper210
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:47:02 AM
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I'm definitely happy about the vehicle and weapon customization.
And the way they talked about the characters going on with their lives when you're not with them sounds awesome! Maybe you can find another character who is running away from the cops, and you can actually try to help him?

Damn, I can't wait for this game. I'm more excited for GTA5 than I am the next gen consoles and all of the games combined.

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Comment #4 by jedijaxpavan
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:47:40 AM
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Hell yeah! About time no swaps with discs in big games.

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Comment #5 by Boomerang Cat
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:48:03 AM
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Pleased with the no swapping discs News.

Only 77 Days left now!

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Comment #6 by jpg30
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:49:45 AM
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this game is going to be so amazing.

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Comment #7 by BiggD
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:56:26 AM
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Sweeeeet. Can't wait!

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Comment #8 by captainhowdy95
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:58:19 AM
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I'm totally gonna be that guy that smashes into one of the other character's car while they're running from the cops.

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Comment #9 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:00:53 AM
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My god its flying in. We are already in July. Next thing you'll know the summer will be over and September well be here. Cant wait.

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Comment #10 by snipdog522
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:02:20 AM
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Lol sucks for guys that only have 4 and 20gb hardrives lol

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Comment #11 by MattCannell91
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:05:44 AM
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@1 Same...
Either way I can't wait for this. It's going to be a masterpiece!

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Comment #12 by GDMFS0AB
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:07:46 AM
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2 discs even on xbox one?

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Comment #13 by atomic viking54
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:10:29 AM
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@12 its not coming out for xbox 1

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Comment #14 by SyndicateKing
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:12:31 AM
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Duno what to do gta5 is out in sep and isn't coming to ONE and im getting ONE and heard you cant play your profile on both Xboxes, decisions decisions

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Comment #15 by Nusentinsaino
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:15:02 AM
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@#13 What the fuck? Really? That's retarded.

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Comment #16 by TMAC 93X
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:17:04 AM
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Already paid off. I have no problem switching discs. I don't usally like to install games, but ill see when I put this is in.

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Comment #17 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:21:45 AM
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I wonder if that will be THE install? Or of you'll have to make a second install if you want your console to run quieter, faster, whatever.

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Comment #18 by Dirty130
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:22:53 AM
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Thought it would be 2 discs after playing Max Payne 3.

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Comment #19 by Jardinho
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:26:54 AM
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@12 and 15

Are you both from the same commune? Or do you both just live under the same rock? :D

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Comment #20 by Quid Squid
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:35:09 AM
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Hope the MP is more like RDR and not GTA4.

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Comment #21 by KuShNsTieN
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:39:15 AM
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My HDD is ready.

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Comment #22 by Wayne Warren
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:39:25 AM
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Goodie Gumdrops! Having stuff installed is the way forward anyway, as far as texture problems normally go on previous GTA titles, i have a feeling GTA V will be perfect!

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Comment #23 by TMAC 93X
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:40:04 AM
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This and batman are the last games i will buy for my 360. im keeping my 360 for DLC and to replay games as it will look great next to the xbox one. might have buy two copies of this for my brother's birthday is the 19th. anyway totally looking forward to this game. This or bioshock for GOTY.

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Comment #24 by AlphaXFighter
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:41:50 AM
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Should be Xbox One has 500gb

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Comment #25 by Jack Frost
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:02:14 AM
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@#20 - I do, too. But I have a bad feeling it'll be more like Max Payne 3... :(

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Comment #26 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:04:43 AM
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Awesome. Rockstar Games, we all cannot wait for your next Masterpiece game and it is GTA!!!

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Comment #27 by Yourburntstar
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:18:01 AM
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Can't wait to get this, although I must say I am kinda sad it won't be on Xbox One..

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Comment #28 by MFCH 37
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:32:33 AM
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"Malcolm in the middle"

i chuckled.

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Comment #29 by NO1KEV
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:33:13 AM
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@27 well game are taking pre orders in store at least for xboxone and ps4 versions cos when i pre ordered my xbox1 gta was on the list saying early 2014.

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Comment #30 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:44:49 AM
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Sweet, this game is gonna be HUGE!!! Can't wait.

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Comment #31 by Yourburntstar
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:56:23 AM
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@29 that list is just something they have to show consumers, it does not mean it's 100% accurate or true. Cause when I was there pre-ordering my Day one Xbox one console, the guy told me that the games on the list, the release dates are just all the same date until later notice.

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Comment #32 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:09:04 PM
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Why didn't other games do this? Dead Space, Mass Effect, Battlefield etc...

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Comment #33 by SP1R17US S4NC71
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:18:12 PM
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Well i have an 8 gb flash drive and about 3 gb on my hard drive. Wiped my hard drive on accident yesterday and will probably delete add on to install this game. Hate that I have to though...

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Comment #34 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:36:02 PM
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#32 Good question but I think due to expensive to made it then having make more then 1 discs required. :)

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Comment #35 by keza132
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:41:32 PM
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Unfortunately i dont have my 360 any more! I sure do hope a next gen version will be released at some point! Gotta find a way to play This game though

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Comment #36 by thenewpeter
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:49:33 PM
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Great, now I can't play this game :/ I don't have the hard drive space to play it. Still running the original hard drive. Guess I'll have to buy a additional external hard-drives just for this game to play.

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Comment #37 by FatalFlaw810
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 01:07:16 PM
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@36: Just buy a 16 gb flash drive, you can get them pretty cheap nowadays. They're only like $8-$10 now depending on which one you get.

I'm glad they took this route with the game, wondering how big the play disc will be as I like to install my games before I play as well.

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Comment #38 by eiVaL
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 01:10:08 PM
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hmmmm a 360 disc can hold 7.5 gigs assuming that the mixup in the report is that they're saying you'll install 1 disc and then not have to swap, the better way to write it would to find out the total size when you install both discs

im assuming it'll be around 15 gigs. LA Noire was 3 discs, 2 were packed at 7.5 and the 3rd was around 6 i believe, so they better not have just half capacity on one of the discs then turn around and try to sell us a season pass.

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Comment #39 by Nevander
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 01:33:42 PM
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No disc switching? Instant win.

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Comment #40 by Oblivion70
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 01:55:02 PM
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Thinking the mandatory is the first disc. Second disc optional for HD install. xbox 360 runs SO much quieter with games installed It's worth it.

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Comment #41 by DirtyJRH
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 02:12:12 PM
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Sounds great to me!

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Comment #42 by Dukez
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 02:24:26 PM
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Still no word if the game will make it to next-gen consoles!? Damn. Still getting regardless.

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Comment #43 by Doctor Gordon
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 02:28:17 PM
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A gameplay trailer? YES!!!

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Comment #44 by speed gun
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 02:43:28 PM
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gta 5 is sounding better and better. I like the whole getting on with their lives part.
however to the people excited about the no disc swapping, get the fuck over it. changing a disc isn't going to ruin the experience of a game and while playing gta 5 disc swapping may be the only exercise you get in a while.

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Comment #45 by Nitnoid
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 03:33:50 PM
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My hard, er, drive is ready!

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Comment #46 by Cinderkin
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 03:59:26 PM
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You are an idiot. I had knee surgery when Mass Effect 3 came out and I couldn't walk and that game was ruined at the time by the constant need to switch discs. Not everyone dislikes disc swapping because they are lazy.

You should get over it!

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Comment #47 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 04:12:22 PM
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The last current-gen must-buy no questions just buy it midnight launch first in line.

This is one of the few I would re-purchase as a next-gen title, should it be released in the future

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Comment #48 by The Kingslayer
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 04:26:33 PM
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Next Gen can't come fast enough. Still a little surprising given Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim only required one disc and those games were massive.

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Comment #49 by IFC3000
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 04:37:30 PM
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Grand Theft Auto Board Game

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Comment #50 by geneon101
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 05:19:17 PM
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got my collectors edition pre-ordered and defiantly enough space for install :D

very much looking forward to september :D

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Comment #51 by InsaneKane87
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 05:31:49 PM
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@48 Yes, but GTA V is 3.5 times bigger than RDR and 5 times bigger if you count both land mass and underwater.

When GTA V comes out, I won't even be focused on next gen consoles. Which is fine because I plan on waiting awhile anyways before deciding which one to get.

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Comment #52 by Solo Wing 82
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 05:54:06 PM
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Damn, now i really have to start doing somehting about my storage capacity, as i already used a 32gb usb stick to store completed games, and i only have 4 gb left on my 250 gb hdd, thats after i deleted whatever i could and not having installed any games from disc. I did just buy Max Payne 3 for the measly 840 points , as i couldnt let that one pass. But still.... i guess ill get a cheap 320 gb hdd on ebay or something, those chinese ones

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Comment #53 by EMP
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 06:09:19 PM
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I got the space for it. Too bad I only get to play it for a couple months before Next-Gen.

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Comment #54 by BCRichoux5495
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 06:10:15 PM
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@34 english wasn't one of your strongpoints was it?

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Comment #55 by francisrossi
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 06:12:22 PM
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About damn time someone got multi-disc right. Changing discs if you have both installed is just silly.

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Comment #56 by Cinderkin
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 06:27:46 PM
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I think Castlevania Lords of Shadows was the first to do that. Install Disc 2 and you could play the entire game on disc 1 was pretty sweet.

GTA V seems to be doing things a little different here, as it seems they have so much data that 1 disc is literally just to install the data. P

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Comment #57 by G4M3 CHANGER
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:39:39 PM
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XBONE one release date is Feb. 18 YES IT IS GETTING PORTED

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Comment #58 by SuperWoody64
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:05:19 PM
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I got about half way down the comments and lost about a quarter of my brain cells.

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Comment #59 by fresh fish 101
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 10:44:25 PM
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i'm as giddy as a school girl.

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Comment #60 by LE2 Cubbyson x
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:31:05 PM
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@#57 this article says different

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Comment #61 by ROTTENCORPSE
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:48:26 PM
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Im sure it will make its way to XBOX One. They are not dumb enough to want to take away from XBOX/PS3 sales by telling everyone there will ba an XBOX One version. @14 you will be able to use your profile on both systems, doing it at the same time my be a different issue.

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Comment #62 by My iron lung
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 03:50:45 AM
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@ 14
U can play both profiles on each console.
Xbox tweeted this bout a month back .

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Comment #63 by Wing X Custom
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 03:51:12 AM
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It would be a serious potential sales oversight to not put this out on next gen too. They'd just be missing out on more customers.

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Comment #64 by SUBLIMETROJAN5
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 06:34:45 AM
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GTA V will win Game of the year!!! I loved The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite, but GTA V will be the better over all game in my opinion. CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

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Comment #65 by davhuit
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 07:20:01 AM
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@15 : Not really retarded. The game has been developped since a few years, would take some times to do some One/PS4 versions.

Comparaison with Watchogs is not a good thing, as Watchdogs was developped since less time and so they probably had a One/PS4 SDK since the beginning.

That's the same for the PS3/PS4, The Last of Us is a PS3 game only.

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Comment #66 by speed gun
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 09:51:24 AM
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you're the idiot. i never said anyone was lazy. and you had knee surgery okay so the game was ruined by disc swapping. yet you could stand up to put the game in the disc tray in the beginning. yet swapping a disc is such a problem it ruins the whole game. maybe you shouldnt have been playing games. i hear tv has no disc swapping, try that.

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Comment #67 by MothproofKT
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 07:44:05 PM
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@13 - actually, if u read the article properly it says "...and there's no word on there being a next-gen version of the game" which means it hasn't been confirmed that there isn't going to be a next gen version either. So it might still happen, which I really am hoping for!

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Comment #68 by H1N1
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 04:47:15 PM
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8GB in line with the Games for Gold program? wtf.

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Comment #69 by Daniel55645
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 08:23:12 PM
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required? why? i have 155gb free, but still why the fuck is it mandatory?

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Comment #70 by BC32
Sunday, July 07, 2013 @ 05:59:54 PM
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I read somewhere about a month ago that if they make it for the xbox one it won't be released until June or July.

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Comment #71 by REHJR1974
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 @ 10:37:40 PM
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good to know. 179 gigs left out of 250.

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