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

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

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    Papa Midnight says:

    "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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    Wymorence says:

    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.

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    Wymorence says:

    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…

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