Be prepared for a roughly 8 GB installation.
In response to fan questions regarding the number of discs for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Grand Theft Auto V – along with installation queries – Rockstar Games recently revealed that both versions will have installation requirements. The Xbox 360 version of the open world adventure would also be shipping on two discs.
“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.”
Grand Theft Auto V is set to release on September 17th worldwide.