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GTA 5: Next Grand Theft Auto Requires 8GB Installation (PICTURES)

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is almost here. Rockstar Games' newest open-world action ridicu-kill-athon comes out on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and we can't wait to get started.

Unfortunately, it looks like we might have to wait a little longer than we expected - even if it's just an hour or so after popping the game in the disc drive.

According to Eurogamer, GTA 5 will require users to install around 8GB of data on their gaming console before they can play it.

Even the PS3 version, which comes on a single Blu-Ray disc, will need to be installed to the machine. The Xbox 360 version comes on two DVDs, and will needless to say have to be installed.

Worse still, if you're out of space or have an Xbox with just 4GB or 8GB of on-board storage, you may need to buy a USB drive just to play the game.

On its website Rockstar said that gamers may have to prepare to install GTA 5 to avoid disappointment.

"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."

Rockstar also confirmed that the first gameplay video is coming "soon". But not soon enough to actually show us any video footage...

In the meantime take a look at the latest batch of screenshots below.

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GTA 5 Screenshots
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