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GTA 5 demands mandatory installs; PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions still in the wind

Sam Loveridge



Rockstar Games has outlined several new GTA 5 details including a mandatory Xbox 360 and PS3 install, but fails to offer any further details on next-gen or PC releases.

GTA 5 will require a mandatory install on the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles, due to the sheer size and scale of the upcoming Rockstar title.

“Grand Theft Auto 5 is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created”, explains the Rockstar blog post. “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.”

The Xbox 360 GTA 5 edition will even come with a separate installation disc that the users will have to run before they can play the game, whereas the PS3 version is confined to one disc but will automatically install to the hard drive when inserted.

“For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto 5 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. 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.”

Rockstar has been very tight-lipped about a GTA 5 release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and has remained so in this latest Asked and Answered session on the Rockstar Blog.

“The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 which are set for a September 17 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.”

In order to quench gamers’ thirst prior to the GTA 5 release date in September, Rockstar Games has confirmed that a GTA 5 gameplay video is “on its way”.

Next, read our PS4 vs Xbox One comparison.


July 2, 2013, 6:16 pm

pc is not coming, because rockstar was pissed off by gta4 issues and piracy


July 2, 2013, 7:29 pm

ye and you are vanga i guess?


July 2, 2013, 8:58 pm

Regardless I'm GTA4 has already sold a hell of alot of on PC and will still continue too, unlike the console equivelent..


July 2, 2013, 11:17 pm

I only play pc. Their loss then I guess. Obviously took the easy route and just created it for consoles like others have. Pure greed.


July 3, 2013, 1:34 am

Stupidity to the maximum. Porting console-made games to pc isn't a task to fear for game companies. And the fact that more people play games on pc, and on steam, than any other console makes rockstar really lose a lot popularity and serious cash. I can't comprehend why they can't see how much cash they would be raking in from putting it on pc. Rockstar already took away Red Dead from pc players, they can't take away GTA now :L


July 3, 2013, 1:22 pm

lol lol lol xbox sales- http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... ps3 sales- http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... pc sales- http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
now you have been explained one more reason why rockstar cares less about pc versions :D


July 3, 2013, 8:48 pm

EVENTUALLY rockstar will release GTA 5 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC... its inevitable.


July 4, 2013, 12:07 pm

Regardless the 0.73m sold on PC is still over £29m profit (in gbp) for them, and since GTA V has a great mutliplayer, more people would pay for it, pirates can't play multiplayer. I would know.


July 5, 2013, 12:27 am

Not to burst your bubble, but those figures don't include digital.
PC is almost all digital..


July 5, 2013, 6:37 pm

we are talking about 2008, and anyway world is not America and Americans are xboxed , just take it - pc gaming is not on scale you think it is.

Ross Thomas

July 5, 2013, 11:37 pm

This is GTA - It's your loss!


July 6, 2013, 10:45 am

You have no idea what you're on about, my point was, GTA still sells today on Steam, unlike console. And yes PC is at the scale I think it is, it's growing faster than every other market.

Steven Schroeders

July 17, 2013, 5:55 pm

i pirated the game at first, but as usual... I went and bought it for all consoles and pc lol :p The games are good, and mp is insanely fun :)

Steven Schroeders

July 17, 2013, 5:56 pm

But i do tend to try out games be4 purchasing them :) I don't want to pay for mediocre games that shouldn't cost 60 euro's *looks @ COD*

Steven Schroeders

July 17, 2013, 5:58 pm

But if the game is good, i support them by buying it on all platforms ;)


September 18, 2013, 11:05 am

i have been a fan of Rocktar games since i was 3 starting with vice city i have played all gta games rockstar has ever realeased but if they dont add gta 5 to pc it would be a huge let down for me and the world and plus xbox 360 and ps3 costs over 40.000 bucks in my country and my family is having problems with money

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