The download size has been revealed for the digital version of the upcoming Playstation 3 video game, “GTA 5.” According to a report by Pinoy Tutorial on Aug. 23, European users were able to pre-load the latest “Grand Theft Auto” title in advance weeks before the official launch date.
“GTA 5” will take 18 GB of free space on the hard drive of the Playstation 3. As a result, users will need to have approximately 36 GB available as the system requires double the amount of space in order to download and install the video game. Players with the original 20 GB Playstation 3 model, in addition to the new 12 GB console, will have to upgrade their hard drives.
Rockstar Games previously revealed that the retail disc iteration of “GTA 5” would also be taking a big chunk of space from the Playstation 3 hard drive. The physical version requires a mandatory installation size of 8 GB.
Although European users can download “GTA 5,” they won’t be able to play it until the official launch date. Trying to launch the video game from the system menu of the Playstation 3 will bring up an error code.
Along with the Playstation 3, “GTA 5” is also heading to the Xbox 360. Both versions will be released on Sept. 17. You can check out some screenshots of the game in the slideshow on the top left-hand side of this article.