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Submitted by Wuket 1007d ago | opinion piece

Welcome to Los Santos, Please Insert Disc #4

GTA5Cheats investigates whether the above message is a possibility for Xbox 360 owners of GTA V and looks at some of the potential solutions given the limited data capacity of DVD9 discs. (Grand Theft Auto V, Xbox 360)

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Snookies12  +   1007d ago
I'm cool with switching discs for RPGs, it's what I grew up having to do... Any other game type feels weird to swap discs on. Microsoft pretty much has to go with the blu-ray format for next-gen.
Wuket  +   1007d ago
True, I think FFVII back in the day was like 4 discs. Didn't kill it for me. Blu-ray is a certainty for the next Xbox!
Snookies12  +   1007d ago
FFVII was 3 discs, FFVIII and FFIX were 4 a piece. I actually liked switching discs on RPGs. It gave a real sense of progression. :]
Hydrolex  +   1007d ago | Funny
It's a great workout for 360 owners... Make sure to take some protein shakes after this P90 Swapping Disc cardio
shoddy  +   1007d ago
Bluray not needed.

MaxXAttaxX  +   1007d ago
Last game I played that had me switch discs was Chrono Cross on the PS1.
But then again, the PS1 days were quite a while ago.
DigitalAnalog  +   1006d ago
That's because the capacity at that time (usually for FMV sequences) were needed. With the standard blu-ray such issues were immediately abated. If the DVD was available on the PSX era, I doubt anybody would have this argument.

After all, who has heard of a multi-DVD game on the PS2 era?
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Anarki  +   1006d ago
I didn't mind changing discs on an RPG. But I remember having to do so on Grand theft auto 3? was a pain in the ass having to swap discs when you went to the final island and when you left the island.
pkb79  +   1006d ago
Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time had 2 disc.
busytoad  +   1006d ago
Dont Forget Sony owns the patent for blu-ray, which means microsoft would have to pay sony royalites if they choose to use blu-ray. Also they need sony's permission to use blu-ray and sony can say no.
NCAzrael  +   1006d ago
No, the Blu-Ray Disc Association is the developer and licensor of Blu-Ray technology. The BDA is a consortium of several different companies. Granted, Sony is a part of the BDA, but they are not the sole controlling party.
pixelsword  +   1006d ago
If 360 owners don't mind, then it doesn't matter.

Just like cross game chat doesn't matter to PS3 owners.

If it doesn't matter to the owners, then it shouldn't matter to the detractors.
FITgamer  +   1006d ago
Gotta love blu-ray, the last game i can remember having to swap out disc was The Legend of Dragoon(loved that game) which was 4 discs.
Irishguy95  +   1006d ago
Switching disks did give a sense of progression, it felt like you had just completed a 'chapter' of the game or something, and you where about to play the sequel.

Remember Squall getting stabbed through the chest then 'switch disk' and wake up in a prison? Remember Cloud handing Seph the black materia and **** going down?

Still, that is an old trope I think from a different era. Like game's just nostalgic now instead of actually being useful.
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brodychet  +   1007d ago
Xbox really doesn't want to do that, since a share of every Blu-Ray disc gets sent right to Sony, since they have ownership. But maybe Microsoft will find a way around it?

Either way, I'm definitely getting this on the Ps3, staying true to the exclusivity that used to be GTA and Playstation. Plus I won't have to change discs :3
ssj27  +   1007d ago
And dvd does not? Just asking I'm not sure.. I know they also help to develope dvd.
Snookies12  +   1007d ago
Nah I get that they didn't want to switch to Blu-ray because of Sony. Though they're kind of backed into a corner now. They pretty much have to go with Blu-ray at this point. They tried HD DVDs and that didn't work out. Trying to have a new format just won't do now.
SoundGamer  +   1007d ago
You act like Microsoft and Sony are mortal enemies and never do business together.

You realize that there are Sony products and services on Xbox 360 right now, right?
darthv72  +   1007d ago
hd-dvd didnt work for movies
but as a data format it could be beneficial for MS. think about it...if Ms went with the hddvd for games it would satisfy two things. a higher capacity format for developers and a format that isnt common enough to have to worry about piracy.

HDDVD failed as a movie format but it is still a viable data format due to its capacity and use of the same blue laser as bluray. And technically it isnt a new format.
inmusicutrust  +   1007d ago

Even if they took that path (which I always assumed they already did) they would still be short on space. Assuming game files get bigger next gen it would continue to be a problem. Blu ray stores between 25-50gb and hddvd maxes out at 30. 30gb is plentyyy this gen but I imagine that changes next gen with better physics, AI, textures ect.

Also a selling point for the ps3 was that it was the cheapest blu ray player when it came out. Prices have dropped a lot but it would certainly still add value to the next xbox
trenso1  +   1007d ago
So what? As if Sony doesn't do the same thing. Walk into a Sony store at your mall or in the city and what will see everywhere on their laptops? Windows 8 if it means getting your customers the best possible expirence company's will bite the bullet, and I'm sure Microsoft will do the same or be bashed for having a next gen console that needs 4 discs to run one game.
TheThing  +   1007d ago
Microsoft supports digital versions of all of R-Star's games. I might wait a few months extra for a 1080p 60 fps collection next gen. that is if backwards compatibly isn't announced by the next 2 weeks.
FragMnTagM  +   1007d ago

Physical size Single layer Dual layer
12 cm, single sided 15 GB 30 GB
12 cm, double sided 30 GB 60 GB
8 cm, single sided 4.7 GB 9.4 GB
8 cm, double sided 9.4 GB 18.8 GB

HDDVD can have up to 60GB. With further revisions I am sure they can get higher. Just as Blu Ray can now hold more than 100GB.

Standard disc size, XL 4 layer 128.0GB

Not saying MS should use HDVD, but it would be a viable option.
JackVagina  +   1007d ago
@peoplewhoaretalkingaboutHDDVD S

HDDVD is dead. Period. it's not a "viable option^"
inmusicutrust  +   1007d ago

I really don't know much about all this so sorry if I'm wrong but if its dual sided they still need to switch discs so it's essentially the same as having two discs. Thus it has 30gb valuable to the player. More than that and they have to change disc still even if that only means flipping the disc. Dunno if I'm right on that or if they can put in a reader on both sides of the disc somehow
Dms2012  +   1007d ago
Microsoft didnt develop DVD, either. Think on that and get back to me.
Wuket  +   1007d ago
They wont care. They need to get Blu-ray or Xbox 720 is dead out of the box.
NobleTeam360  +   1006d ago
@SoundGamer Someone who actually has a clue. People act like MS won't use Blu-Ray because Sony helped make it. Look at Sony Viao laptops they all use Windows, and guess what Sony pays MS to put Windows on that laptop.
EdgarOD  +   1006d ago
Grand Theft Auto was never, at any point a PlayStation exclusive.
Gamer Muzz  +   1006d ago
You're completely right.
And the fact is that HD DVD didn't really "Lose", they were out spent by the blu ray disc association when they went to warner and bought their exclusivity for $500 million.

BUT, the fact is that BD AND any other format on the market now is already obsolete. The 6tb Holographic Versatile Disc ( has been around for over 5 years but no one is developing it for mass production for some reason. Probably because streaming and Digital distribution will kill physical media before a new format can gain a foothold.
but it is what it is. LOL
travelguy2k  +   1006d ago
I think going BD would be the simplest solution. If Microsoft wants a 1 box solution as it will also play BD movies.

However, the dual sided thing gives another option. If they could design the Nextbox to read from both sides simultaneously then they could essentially double the read speed of the disks negating the need to install data to the HDD.

This would be cool also if Sony did this for the PS4 as that seems to be a limiting factor.
d0nni3  +   1006d ago
@Gamer Muzz

i think you need to learn what the word obsolete means.

Yes better products do exist but they aren't cost effective or even required for any public use and won't be for quite a while.
nirwanda  +   1006d ago
@travel guy, not having a bluray drave at all is more likely than not having an hdd, MS wants to sell games online(because you don't have to pay to produce the disks/manual s etc and also MS becames the publisher so they make even more money.
Also theres dlc too.
Anyway MS may still go with dvd and stick everything on the hdd like a pc or maybe even its own version of bluray for piracy reasons and I
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1007d ago
Have us humans gotten so lazy to where it's now soooo difficult to swap a disc? Gee wizz I remember the 4 disc Final Fantasy games. There's always something to argue about on this site I swear. If it was all on one disc, we'd have articles like "One Disc? Are they leaving out features for GTA5"?
TwistedMetal  +   1007d ago
the year is 2013. if we still have to swap discs in this futuristic day and age then we have felled our ancestor and dont deserve to carry on the human species name.
HammadTheBeast  +   1007d ago
Linear RPG =/= Open World Action.

Although it was epic in FFVIII , the disk art was also cool.
josephayal  +   1007d ago
cool very cool.. i love the disc changing bring but memories of my young day playing Final fantsay 7 disc and it show if your near the end of the game or half way
Freedomland  +   1007d ago
At that time we didn't have the choice but now ps3 gives us choice and when it comes to choice you have to choose wisely otherwise you will be considered dumb.
kupomogli  +   1007d ago
Who needs Kinect? Just release MGS4 on the 360.

Konami: Metal Gear Solid 4 on the 360 will give you a workout. Seven discs!

Konami: But if you do happen to have Kinect, you can now crawl and roll around on the ground for advanced stealth gameplay.
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Wuket  +   1007d ago
Hahh true. I wonder how MGS4 would work on 360. Impossible I think. 7 is too much.
showtimefolks  +   1006d ago
If MS isn't using disks with high capacity next gen than all 3rd party publishers should drop support

Whether people want to admit it or not but xbox360 held back many games because of its disk space, no need to reply to me saying how it is when it is

It's already rumored that next Xbox uses blu ray so I hope that's true, MS made a mistake this current gen by not using a better disk format
JsonHenry  +   1006d ago
I remember having 5 (or was it 6?) discs on my PC to play the original Baldurs Gate.
fr0sty  +   1006d ago
Switching discs in a game like an RPG is one thing, where disc swapping can happen between levels. Swapping when it actually interrupts your gameplay in an open world, that's different. That really will crap on the experience, as you'll feel limited to the city you're in rather than feel like you have the ability to roam freely. kinda kills the whole sandbox vibe.
T2  +   1006d ago
Imagine going to airport in los santos flying to another area * insert disc 3 * , then when you arrive realize you need to go back ... Im sure the map wouldnt work like that but still horrifying thought
NCAzrael  +   1006d ago
If anything they would just split the story dialog and event scripting between discs, and have the entire world map on each disc. The problem with that is that you require a lot more space on each disc, meaning you could be looking at 3+ discs instead of just two, depending on the size of the game.
fr0sty  +   1005d ago
The story dialogue really doesn't have that large of a memory footprint though. You can compress MP3 stream to remain at near-CD quality and still only take up about 1MB per minute of audio. We're not talking about thousands of minutes of audio being used for storyline parts. It's all the textures that make up that open world that would have trouble fitting onto the disc. GTA has never really used FMV, opting for in-game cinematics instead, so that isn't an issue.

The scripting is just a bunch of animations, which take up even less room on disc than the audio does. That all runs off the euphoria middleware, probably along with some mocap data. I just don't see that adding up to enough to warrant being put on an extra disc.

I really don't think trimming the storyline audio and scripting to be on different discs while keeping the entire world map on one disc is going to free up enough space to do what they need to do. There's 2 most likely scenarios in my head right now.

1: They simply design the game world to be small enough to fit on one disc, and put extra content like multiplayer, maybe certain vehicles, and areas that you are not allowed to freely fly to at any time on the other disc(s).

2: They chop up the entire game world onto multiple discs and require a HDD install to play the game.
nypifisel  +   1006d ago
Of course they will. The Wii U did and they are also a Sony competitor. There's no other viable option (no HDDVD is NOT a viable option, it's a dead and buried format)
markbob  +   1006d ago

Sony does not own the patent for blu-ray, Blu-ray tech is controlled by the Blu-ray Disc Association which includes Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung.

MS can just will just end up going through one of the other companies. But yes they will have to pay a licensing fee to the Association which Sony is a part of.

Sony can not say "NOPE SORRY MS, NO BLU-RAY for you"
MS just has to get the tech from LG, Samsung ETC
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hennessey86  +   1007d ago
How much disc space
Did RDR take up
Wuket  +   1007d ago
Original RDR was one disc I think, GOTY was two discs. Don't have the exact data sizes though I'm afraid (suppose torrent sites would know).
BattleTorn  +   1007d ago
I don't have the exact numbers...

I beleive the RDR was originally around 6-7GB on a single DVD.
After the numberous DLCs, I think they added more than 2-3GBs.

Making the final GOTY edition close to 10GB.

This just from rough recollection.
ZoyosJD  +   1007d ago
According to the PS store RDR is 8368 MB and GTA4 was 10.3 GB.
Root  +   1007d ago
Well sucks for them but what can you do....

I'm glad if it's true because I know that Rockstar hasn't dumbed down GTAV for gamers who have a PS3 or own both consoles.
MariaHelFutura  +   1007d ago
LA Noire on the 360 was 3 discs , therefore GTA V on 4-6 discs on the 360 isn't that unrealistic.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1007d ago
It is ridiculous though. Thank god for blu-ray. That's all I can say.
MariaHelFutura  +   1007d ago
Yea, it's a bit much. But for people who only own a 360, they have no choice if they want to play the game. Suck for them, but it's worth it if you want to play it.
Skips  +   1007d ago


"LA Noire on the 360 was 3 discs"

Thanks to a CRAAAAZY amount of compression. LA Noire was actually supposed to have a WHOPPING SIX DISCS. lol


Seems like when you (actually know how) and go ALL out on developing solely for PS3. Game data gets HUGE, (if first party games are anything to go by as well).
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NCAzrael  +   1006d ago
Part of that large file size is also due to the fact that BD games do not need to be compressed, which speeds up loading time. Unfortunately this is offset by the fact that it takes longer to load from a blu-ray disc. It also allows the developer to store multiple languages on the disc so they don't have to press several configurations before shipping worldwide. Not saying that PS3 exclusive games aren't actually larger in size, just that it's not always about content.
Nafon  +   1007d ago
as long as we'll be able to install it to the hard drive and only use one disc, I'll be ok with it. Although, Microsoft probably won't allow that...
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1007d ago
Don't Microsoft charge a fee if you use 4 disc? I read that somewhere just cant remember.
kupomogli  +   1007d ago
I thought they charged a fee for each extra disc.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1006d ago
Correct. Any game up to 3 discs there is no extra charge. Once you have to use 4 discs MS charges a fee, its why you see devs trying to get the games down to 3 discs with heavy compression (FFXIII, L.A Noire, etc....)
barb_wire  +   1006d ago

I think you're right, 4 discs is the max..I remember reading that MS charges a royalty fee on every disc after that.

Still, just install a multi disc game to your HDD, less of a hassle and saves the laser from overuse.

I just wish Sony would allow games to be fully installed to the HDD and not just install data.
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   1007d ago
Hopefully 4 of them are install discs and the other 2 are story mode and multiplayer x)
JackVagina  +   1007d ago
L.A Noire was only massive due to the facial tech they used, the faces were basically 360° video files.(look up some of the tech videos)

Although most games nowadays use real time cutscenes (scripted real time events/movements with cinematic camera angles)

in terms of disc usage, Video files>Sound files>Map files

map files aren't even that big... Thats why skyrim is only 3.8gig install on 360 (no patches or dlc)

However i wouldn't be surprised if GTAV is on 2 discs
NCAzrael  +   1006d ago
Skyrim is only 3.8 GB because it is all compressed on the HD. It also uses a very different system for generating a lot of what you see in game, which is why it doesn't take up much space.

GTAIV, uncompressed on the PC, is over 14 GB. That's just for the base game, not including stuff for EfLC.
omi25p  +   1006d ago
LA Noire was 3 discs simply because of the facial animations.
matrixman92  +   1007d ago
I like what Halo 4 did, one disc for install and one disc for playing
Dlacy13g  +   1007d ago
seems to be the most logical choice.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1006d ago
That would be assuming the game is under a certain GB. If the game is gonna be 40, 45 GB then you are still gonna need more than 2 discs.
Corpser  +   1007d ago
Non-issue if you can install all disks to hard drive and only need one disk to play like Halo 4
MariaHelFutura  +   1007d ago
I wouldn't call installing 40+ gb a "non issue".
Veneno  +   1006d ago
But I thought you guys prefer disc swapping over installs? Installs are inferior aren't they?
TheFamous1  +   1007d ago
I would like the option to install data.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1007d ago
Exactly what Halo 4 did.

Problem solved, I don't think disk swapping should be done.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   1007d ago
I think thats pretty much the only way it will work on 360.
BattleTorn  +   1007d ago
One can only hope!!!

-xbox gamer
_-EDMIX-_  +   1006d ago
I have faith in Rockstar Games, I feel they were very honest with telling people why the game was limited and hindered.

I feel the only way they could make the largest GTA was if they struck a deal with Microsoft. Microsoft System is what caused the limitedness of GTA 4;, it would clearly mean that only a change by Microsoft Word fix the game.
Veneno  +   1006d ago
You won't get the install option because you all have expressed many times that you prefer 2 second disc swaps over installs. Or are you going to deny that claim now?
SOULJER  +   1007d ago
4 Disc might be a possibility.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1007d ago
maybe 5
ToastyMcNibbles  +   1007d ago
Maybe 6
JoySticksFTW  +   1007d ago
maybe 7
shivvy24  +   1006d ago
maybe 8
Minato-Namikaze  +   1006d ago
maybe 9
ape007  +   1006d ago
Maybe the ps3 version is gonna be inferior like gta 4 and red dead xD
Shadow Haze501  +   1006d ago
Sum all those numbers and that's how many discs it'll have. XD
jay2  +   1007d ago
HDDVD............Oh wait,............. Get off you bum and change the disc, stay in 1 area of the game simple.
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Wuket  +   1007d ago
And kill the gameplay
kingPoS  +   1007d ago
Which is going to be split? Maps or Story lines?

Maybe that's why they developed the ps3 & 360 versions independently.
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1007d ago
Trevor: Oh sh*t! Micheal he's got your son!

Micheal: Don't hurt him!

Final Boss: Your son is gonna die! *puts finger on trigger* >:D

Micheal: NOOOOOOOOOO *Raises gun*

*gunsh... [Please insert disk 6 now]

You: o_o ....NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

(2 hours later)

You: OMFG I can't find my GTA5 box!! Dx

@_@ ...Ps3 version it is.
S2Killinit  +   1006d ago
lol or rather "Oh my God my son is gonna die and I can't find the damn CD!"
Dlacy13g  +   1007d ago
swapping discs wont be an issue for most. I just hope load screens for both the PS3 and 360 version are kept short.
GraveLord  +   1007d ago
Lack of Blu-Ray or even HD-DVD has been biting Microsoft in the ass for years now.
Docknoss  +   1007d ago
Man if changing a disc is this much of a deal breaker then it's really sad how lazy the human species had become.
horndog  +   1007d ago
Oh no!!! I have to get up for 5 seconds or so to change a disc
jetlian  +   1007d ago
They would never use a single disk for certain maps. whole map will be on every disk. Story is the only thing that will cause you to change
Agent_hitman  +   1007d ago
This is the laughable and weirdest thing about 360, it's limited storage medium capacity, the mystical DVD9!.

They even laughing at sony at the first place when they found out that PS3 will have bluray drive.. They thought that it was too much for a console and it is not necessary. Look at the games today, it getting larger and larger yearly.
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KingKevo  +   1007d ago
Tbh, that is something I'm curious about as well, especially in an open world game such as GTA and as we've heard from the live-demo that was shown to the press you can switch between each character pretty much whenever you want (probably if you're not on a mission) and they can be on the exact opposite side of the map.

So even though I have a PS3 and I'm also hoping for a PS4 version of the game, I'd like to know how they are going to manage this huge amount of data to fit on a single DVD if they do not want to piss off 360 gamers and kind of ruin (their idea of) an open world experience.
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CKsquid  +   1007d ago
I rarely post comments, but when I do it is to point out the flaws in your arguments.

I'm sorry, but all these 360 guys trying to defend the fact the game may come on 5 or 6 discs as a good thing. No, I'm sure while flying over the map and then receiving a pop up to insert next disc will be a lovely experience for you, and then another to go to multiplayer and then another to get the next missions, while ps3 owners can enjoy a seamless experience uninterrupted by any downtime while switching discs. I know which one I'd prefer and those who say otherwise are just scraping everything they can to defend their precious Xbox. Enjoy your game :)
UnHoly_One  +   1006d ago
I'm not trying to "defend" anything, but I do have to agree with the comments of it being "not that big of a deal".

And honestly, your interpretation of how it would work is quite obviously exaggerated. They will not have you changing discs that often.

They will either allow installs and then you just play from one disc, or you will change at certain points of the story. Any other option would be terrible and they are smart enough to realize that.

I own both consoles, and just like every other multiplatform game, I'll be buying on the 360, because I'd rather play it with:

1) The 360 controller (always my preference)

2) Xbox Live (The superior online service, IMO)

3) All of my friends who don't own or use their PS3.

To each their own.

Unless the game is on 12 discs and you have to change it out every time you get in a new vehicle, I'm not too worried about it being bad enough to ruin my experience.

At least not as bad as it would be to play using a Dualshock. lol.
KingMe42  +   1006d ago
You bash on the dualshock so I guess I can bash on LIVE. Pay $50 to play half of your game. PSN+ pay $50 for over 65 rental games. ;)
UnHoly_One  +   1006d ago
I'm not "bashing" the Dualshock. I don't like it, but if you do, that's great. I'm just voicing my opinion, and making a little joke. ;)

And you can bash on Live all you want, you aren't going to hurt my feelings.

I belong to PS+ as well, and the two services aren't really comparable, honestly. PS+ is basically a rental service with some discounts.

I don't get any use out of it, honestly, because I already own all the games I want on 360. I'm the rare type of gamer that buys all my games, and I don't trade anything in. I probably have upwards of 100 360 games in my closet at home, and nearly all of them were bought on launch day. So PS+ has been a waste for me. Note that I said "FOR ME", before I get attacked for this. I realize it's a fantastic deal for most people.

Xbox LIVE on the other hand is an online service. I get that you think you shouldn't have to pay for that, but I've been a member of Xbox Live since midnight on launch day, 11/15/2002 on the original Xbox. And I've never once felt like I wasn't getting my money's worth. I've played online on PSN, and frankly, it's just not up to the bar that Xbox Live has set for how a console online service should work. Again, that's just my opinion, so please don't take offense and flame me too hard for it.

We're all gamers, and everyone has their own preferences. I see the pros and cons to both sides, and I don't forsee a time where I ever just own one system. I like having access to everything.
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SDF Repellent  +   1007d ago
Is this really news. Its been over 7 years since 360 first appear and the PS fanboys still bumping their chest over their superior Blu-ray storage drive? How many freaking games require disc swapping on xbox 360 all these 7 years? Also, the xbox 360 allowing games to be store on the harddrive makes this a non issue. If GTA5 is 4 discs, so freaking what? Just install all the discs on the HD and problem solve.

Another reason that will be in MS favor that no one has thought about is the possibility of them getting GTA5 exclusively on next Gen consoles if the rumored BC with X360 are true. That will allowed Rockstar to release the game on launch day with the Next Box with some higher textures and resolution support, comparable to the PC version, on a single Blu-Ray disc and bamn!, MS will sell tons of new next box consoles with a launch lineup of GTA5, COD Ghost with exclusive content, Battlefield 4 with exclusive EA partnership exclusive contents, Respawn's new exclusive AAA game, Forza 5/PGR6, Killer Instinct, Ryse, and maybe even Alan Wake. That will be the best launching lineup ever!
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S2Killinit  +   1006d ago
If it's only a backward compatible game that means it's only slightly better looking that the ones on PS3/360 which means it wont be such an advantage to have in the next gen race. and I believe the reason why this is being brought up is two fold, one that its just such a high number of disc swaps (which Rockstar is using to tell its customer's "look how big my game is, I couldn't fit it on this many discs!") and second, because the rumors are that MS will not adopt Bluray for the 720 and that has implications for gamers.
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Harmonizer  +   1007d ago
Forced install could do the trick so people dont have to switch discs i guess.

Sure hope MS goes for Blueray with the next console. Sure Sony will get a piece of the pie, but so will a lot of others in the Blue-Ray initiative
CaptainFaisal  +   1006d ago
Sony dont want xbox out of business ans neither do xbox want sony out of business, because they want COMPETITION and withought COMPETITION then they would fail... no need to explain why, but its because competetion makes the rivals do better games or products ! So i think thats why microsoft will buy bluray disc and they both work with eachother sometimes!
S2Killinit  +   1006d ago
unfortunately I dont think it works that way. I believe both of them would want the other out of business. For the gamers, its a different story. Say, if Sony was to go out of business, innovation would come to a halt. Don't want to sound like MS is a bad company, but their track record shows that they only innovate when they have to, and this is evident across all of their products (Im talking to you Windows). That would be bad for gamers of all tasts without a doubt. Xbox fans would come to rue the day they wished Sony out of the game and vice versa. The only reason that you maybe right about them not wanting the other out, that I can think of, is if the two companies are able to see way past potential profits into even more long term consequences for their own company. The two gaming giants are sort of synonymous with gaming (especially PS) should one of them go out of business the other will get double profits for a time. Except there will be, in my opinion, a sort of resentment towards the remaining company for having destroyed the other. Either way, as a gamer I hope both companies can co-exist and compete even though I consider myself a Playstation fan I still want xbox to offer good things.
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YodaCracker  +   1006d ago
@sway_z I find it even funnier how a certain group of fans completely blows this "issue" out of proportion. A 10 second disc swap during a 30 hour story does not affect my experience to any measurable degree. In fact, it's such a nonissue that the only time I ever see it discussed is when someone starts a fanboy war over it. There are a hundred other issues I would be concerned about before the number of discs the game comes on.
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sway_z  +   1003d ago
You're absolutely correct YodaCracker....I wasn't taking this P out of the Xbox 360 per say....more the undying, foolish loyalty most console owners pay to a plastic console.

Surely if I still owned a 360 and nothing else, disc swapping would not deter me from enjoying GTA V.

* In retrospect, I can see how my comment looks... Apologies if I came off a little 'fanboyish' myself ;)
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game_infected  +   1006d ago
Dvd 1: Whole map / part of story / mini games and side quest dvd 2 : Whole map /rest of Story /multi
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KingMe42  +   1006d ago
What if I leave side quests till I'm done with story?
xJumpManx  +   1006d ago
Stinks for us Xbox owners, but I like to talk to friends who might not be playing this game at the time. Cross Game Chat is a must for me and I hate the ps3 controller so I have no choice but to go 360.
Supermax  +   1006d ago
Could care less about disk of any type I'm digitally downloading all my games on both consoles next gen.
Gamer Muzz  +   1006d ago
Brilliant Idea! And then someday when that content is no longer supported, you will lose it all.
Or do you think that all the digitally distributed games you buy today will still be accessible 10, 15, or 20 years down the road?
Or god forbid you get rid of your console and lose all that money you spent on games that you cant trade, sell, or even give away when you're done.

Give me physical media every time. I like to own something for the dollars I spend.
S2Killinit  +   1006d ago
is it true that MS doesnt want to go with Blueray again with the nextbox? that would be quite stupid of them in my opinion.
xJumpManx  +   1006d ago
Depends on drive speed, the PS3 blueray drive is so slow that it is one reason I rarely if ever play my ps3.
S2Killinit  +   1005d ago
My PS3 is my only BluRay player, didn't see the need for a stand alone when I already had a Bluray in the PS3. I'm not sure what you mean by drive speed though, they don't have to get the one in the PS3, they can get a newer one, I'm sure PS4 will have an updated one for sure. Beside, I mean how long does it take to load? like 5 seconds? You don't play your PS3 blueray because it takes 5 seconds to load the movie?
Sugreev2001  +   1006d ago
Like many people here,I've been swapping discs since the days of PSOne. Recently,it was the Mass Effect series on the 360. Anyway,I'm not going to buy the 360 version of GTA V,since most of my friends primarily play on the PS3 like myself. The next Xbox definitely cannot do without Blu-Ray.
Gamer Muzz  +   1006d ago
LOL, I love how passionately people rage against the 360 because owners may have to swap a disc here and there.

Does anyone here remember how much the PS1 version of RE2 sucked compared to the N64 version because you had to swap discs? Of course you don't. Because it didn't matter. LOL
a big chunk of my PS1 collection is made up of multi disc games. I didn't care then and I still don't.
inFAMOUS_KRATOS  +   1006d ago

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