Grand Theft Auto V features mandatory install and two Xbox 360 discs

Rockstar says that the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will feature an 8GB mandatory installation.

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Rockstar Games has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs, but adds that players won't be required to swap discs when playing.

Instead, the first Grand Theft Auto V disc features a mandatory 8GB install, which means console owners without sufficient storage will need to secure either a hard drive or a USB stick.

"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," wrote Rockstar in a Q&A post. "A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance."

Once installed, the game will be played entirely from the second disc.

The PlayStation 3 version, meanwhile, will ship on one Blu-ray disc and will also feature a mandatory 8GB install. This will take place when the game is first played.

Rockstar also added that the multiplayer component to GTAV is called Grand Theft Auto Online and that more information about the game's online modes will be released in the summer.

Elsewhere, Rockstar also reiterated its position on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. "We don't have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time," said the publisher.

Grand Theft Auto V will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.

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