Rockstar Warns Against Installing Both GTA 5 Xbox 360 Discs

By William Usher 2013-09-16 19:01:36 discussion comments
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Grand Theft Auto V is upon us but there's a bit of a hiccup with the game that Rockstar has addressed when concerned gamers pondered on why Rockstar's official Twitter warned gamers to only install one of the Xbox 360's discs for the game.

GamesRadar and Gamepur spotted the Tweet on Rockstar's official twitter, where someone asked if Rockstar would recommend them installing both discs to the Xbox 360's hard drive, presumably for faster access times and quicker loading. Rockstar's response was that it was “Not recommended”.

Rockstar's official response queued up a number of other questions regarding the recommendation not to install both discs. Well, Here is what Rockstar's official Twitter support had to say about the situation...


This was actually discussed in our thread about the leaked footage of GTA V where it was noted that the game suffered from some current generation hardware limitations.

We noted in the article about the leaked video footage that during some of the scenes it became blatantly obvious that the Xbox 360 was struggling to keep up. We saw constant texture pop-in at times; problems with the LOD streaming where the low-poly models were still present even when players were right up on them and even some cases where the geometry couldn't load into memory fast enough while the player was driving, resulting in an embarrassing situation where he drove through a giant blocky piece of ground that had yet to render and promptly crashed into a tree.

While Rockstar has not acknowledged that this is what this issue could be and that by installing both discs you run the risk of over-straining your Xbox 360, they do hint at the possibility that the game will stream, load and cache better by only installing one of the discs and playing from the other.

This issue isn't too surprising given that many people who are tech savvy enough to understand the limitations of today's seventh generation game consoles have noted that Grand Theft Auto V may be a game that's too big for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Obviously, the game on the current-gen consoles does not look like the bullshots and promo trailers Rockstar has released, but most people weren't expecting them to. This had lead many – in addition to new leaked data information – to believe that a PC and next-gen version of the game is on the way.

According to further tweets on the official Rockstar Twitter page, they will have up additional installation information and troubleshooting advice as the game launches at retail tomorrow. So far, there have yet to be any negative reports on the PS3 version of the game, but most people who bought the digital copy are probably still downloading it. So we'll update you when more info arrives.
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