Rockstar Answers Your Burning Grand Theft Auto V Questions

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How big will Grand Theft Auto V‘s install size be? How many discs will the Xbox 360 version use? What’s the character switching system all about? Will the game ship with a poster map? Is GTAV coming to PC and/or next-gen consoles? Will it really be released on September 17th?

These are some of the frequently asked questions Rockstar addresses today in an “Asked & Answered” feature over on the studio’s website. The link at the bottom of this page will take you to the full FAQ, but let me give you the shorthand answers to some of these questions.

For those curious about the size of the game, both versions will require a mandatory install of roughly 8GB of HDD space. The PS3 version will ship on a single Blu-ray, while the Xbox 360 version will come on two discs; one to install the game, the other to play from without the need to ever switch discs.

Sticking to Grand Theft Auto tradition, standard edition copies of GTAV will be packaged with a double-sided poster map of the game world. It won’t be as fancy or informative as the collector’s edition blueprint map, but it’ll sure be nice to have as a pack-in perk for gamers who can’t afford (or don’t want) to spend the extra cash for a special edition upgrade.

Regarding the possibility of GTAV on PC, PS4 and/or Xbox One, R* is playing it coy, neither confirming nor ruling out future plans:

“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.”

And yes, GTAV will be out on September 17th. No more delays. R* promises.

Asked & Answered: GTAV [Rockstar Games]

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