Rockstar ran another edition of their loved “Asked & Answered” series this morning. Today’s topic is Grand Theft Auto V, and fans were asked to submit a pile of questions surrounding the game.
You can head to the official Rockstar Newswire in order to read the full article for yourself, but these are the highlights.
One fan, obviously, asked about the currently unannounced PC and next-gen versions of the game. As we understand it, they aren’t happening. Here’s Rockstar:
The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 which are set for a September 17th worldwide release. We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now.
That answer doesn’t necessarily rule out a release for the PC or Xbox One/PlayStation 4, right? Stay tuned. For now, assume it’s not happening anytime soon.
Rockstar also indicated that the Xbox 360 version of the game will come on two discs and take up more than 8GBs of storage. That is a mandatory installation. The bold emphasis in this answer is our own.
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.
USB flash drives are fairly cheap, so you might want to pick up a 16GB version between now and the release of Grand Theft Auto V. That’s scheduled to happen on September 17th, 2013. We’ll have more on the game as it comes.