PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

August 28, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Those who purchased a 12 GB PlayStation 3 system will soon find themselves unable to play GTA Online, according to Rockstar Games. According to the GTA V and GTA Online maker, PS3 12GB owners will either need to upgrade their hard drive to a larger size or play Grand Theft Auto V in offline mode. The reason behind this sudden and dramatic change? A new title update, version 1.16, was released on August 19 and it requires more storage space than the 12GB PS3 can hold.

Both GTA Online and GTA V's Story Mode operate from the same install, so players who can't or don't want to upgrade their hard drives will have play without connecting to PlayStation Network.

"If not enough space is available on the system, hardware limitations will prevent players from accessing GTA Online," reads a note on the support page. "GTAV Story Mode will still be accessible by playing the game without being connected to PlayStation Network, and proceeding without additional updates."

You can learn more about the change by checking out the Rockstar support page.

Source: CVG


Comments

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

I didn't realize the PS3 had a 12GB model. I thought the smallest was the 20GB model at launch.

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

Admittedly, this caught me by surprise as well. I'm guessing it's 12GB of NAND memory as opposed to a physical drive.

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Papa Midnight

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

Welcome to the 'Realm of the PC User's Irritation' PS3 users. Games on our end have been 10+GB in install sizes for a while now. :\

/granted we have a lot easier of a time upgrading storage space...

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

I think it's easier to upgrade the PS3s HD than a PC.  You have to reinstall everything on a computer, and/or search for a backup HD etc. Whereas PS3 they have it distinctly laid out for you:

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/362/~/upgrade-the-hard-disk-drive-(hdd) 

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

Actually you can just plug in a new HDD in the slave positions for computers too. I know my mobo itself has at least 6 SATA plugs for drives, be they HDD or DVD/Blu-Ray or whatever. You only have to reinstall or back up everything if you're actually replacing a drive with a new one.

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

"Slave positions"

Oh man, I just had a flashback! The "Master" and "Slave" paradigm is no longer present in SATA as it was with IDE (or PATA as it is now known).

But this is indeed correct. Just throw it on an additional SATA port, connect the power adapter, and have fun.

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Papa Midnight

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

They shall always be slaves to my Master HDD! Nothing shall come above the Almighty HDD!!

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

This rappy game will nedd more than 12GB of space on PS3? Really? Sigh.

Re: PS3 12GB Owners Will Have to Upgrade to Play 'GTA V' Online

It's not just rappy, there are a bunch of radio stations with different styles of music to choose from.

 
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