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GTA V on Xbox 360 will be two discs with a mandatory install, parity with PS3

by William Schwartz

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Grand Theft Auto V is expected to be one of the biggest release of 2013. And just in the sheer number of GTA V fans that have been waiting patiently for a sequel. Recently, Rockstar divulged some new information about GTA, the number of discs it will ship with, and a mandatory installation for the game.

Visual differences between PS3 and Xbox 360 to be completely negligible

“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 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.”

Furthermore, Rockstar also says that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version have been “developed in tandem”, and for fans to expect parity between the two consoles. “Visual differences to be completely negligible”.

GTA V is due for release on September 17th 2013, a date that Rockstar has confirmed to be set in stone.

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