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#1 John Callaham

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 14:43

Some Xbox 360 owners may need a USB drive to install Grand Theft Auto V
by John Callaham

If you own an Xbox 360, you may need to make some plans beforehand before you buy and play Grand Theft Auto V. The long awaited open world action game from Rockstar Games is coming on September 17th, and the Xbox 360 version will come on two DVD discs; one to install the game and the other to actually play the game (the PS3 version will be released on one Blu-ray disc).

In a Q&A posted on the Rockstar Games website, the company revealed that both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions of GTA V will require an install of at least 8 GB on a hard drive. All PS3 consoles have hard drives, but that's not the case for the Xbox 360. Some lack hard drives completely and others only have 4 GB of space.

The post states:

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.

The post adds that once the install is completed from the first DVD disc, the Xbox 360 version can then be played on the second disc without the need to change discs.

Source: Rockstar Games | Image via Rockstar Games

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 14:46

lol, Rockstar doesn't let anything get in their way.. I like their style.. 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 14:49

Makes ense, if people are willing to splash out good money on a game then they can probably pick up a decent USB drive pretty cheap.

#4 DKAngel


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 14:50

and that is just utter #### :/

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 14:55

In other news if people didn't have to install it they would just bitch about load times.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 16:46

Rockstar helping Microsoft sell hard drive accessories.

#7 Lamp0


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 17:14

Rockstar helping Microsoft sell hard drive accessories.


Not really, as you can just use a USB stick.

#8 Gio Takahashi

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 17:49

Oi. Glad I read this article. Ironically to this article, I'mma have to get the game for 360. I don't have enough space on my hard drive for PS3. >.<

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 18:06

I want this on PC so badly :'(

#10 Alladaskill17


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 20:16

and that is just utter **** :/

Have a slim with roughly 98GB free :) even after I grab some of these Ultimate Sales games I'll have a bunch. How are you complaining, if you have $60 for GTA5 then you likely have money for a 8GB/16GB flash drive.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 20:23

Not sure what the big deal is.  If it wasn't installed, the game would run like crap.

#12 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 20:34

its reason such as this that i kept telling people not to be fooled by the advertisements and purchase their children the 4Gb model during the holidays.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 20:40

I want this on PC so badly :'(

Too bad : (:::::::::::::::::::::

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 20:41

its reason such as this that i kept telling people not to be fooled by the advertisements and purchase their children the 4Gb model during the holidays.


Why the hell would a parent want to buy a kid GTA ? It should be given a 18 cert. That way us adults can play it without any hassle.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 20:46

Not sure what the big deal is.  If it wasn't installed, the game would run like crap.


I have to agree. If you think a game of the scale of GTA5 could just run off the media, on a console approaching the end of it's life, then you have very high expectations! I'm amazed there are folks still running their Xbox 360's without a larger HDD in it. And seriously - how much is a 16GB pen drive or similar these days? We're talking <$15. 

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