grand theft auto v - gtav

Rockstar’s website has released an “Asked & Answered” page addressing some of the many questions which have been thrown their way from fans recently relating to Grand Theft Auto V. While there is lots of information about specifics relating to things you can do in the game, one of the more interesting replies relates to the physical game discs themselves, or more specifically the installation of them onto the console.

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.
So whether you are playing on XBox 360 or PS3, you will have to install the game onto the hard drive. Aside from the installation of the game, Rockstar explains how switching between characters is handled. When you are not on a mission you can freely switch in real-time to any of the three characters and see what is going on with them. Each character has their own schedules, so depending on when you switch, you never know what you might see them doing. Each of the three guys have their own missions and side jobs.
here will be times on a mission when you play as one character, or as combinations of two of them, and sometimes as all three, always being able to switch between the characters mid-action.  Off mission, it’s up to you. You can play as one character on his own or hang out with either of the other two or both of them, or you can switch between any of them.
Again, there are a ton of details, so if you are looking for answers relating to GTA V, I would encourage you to visit the Q&A page. Are you crazy excited for GTA V and have questions of your own? Drop a comment and let us know.

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