GTA V File Size For All Platforms [Newest Update]
The Rockstar Games’ chart-topper Grand Theft Auto V is one of those games created for nearly all platforms (tough toodles, Nintendo Switch fanboys), including the current ones - PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. In this article, we'll reveal how much download size GTA V requires for each gaming platform, so you'll know whether you need to create some extra space for it or not.
Where Can I Play GTA V?
Other than Stone Age consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, you can play GTA V on:
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- PC (Windows only)
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox Series X/S
Depending on your platform, you can either download GTA V or install it from a physical disk.
What Is The GTA V File Size?
The GTA file size goes from 72 GB to more than 94 GB. The file size of GTA V depends on various factors, such as the version of the game, the platform on which you wish to install it, or whether you're installing it from a disk.
Consequently, we made a table to show the file size of GTA 5 depending on the platform, so you can find out how many gigabytes GTA V has on each specific platform in the table below:
In addition, if you're downloading the game on PC, you'll need additional space for the launcher of your choice. For example, Steam takes around 200 MB, Epic Games Launcher will need 1.5 GB, while the Rockstar Games Launcher requires approximately 1 GB of space. You will have to install the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC even if you're installing the game from the disk, but what's an additional 1.5 GB compared to more than 70 GB for the game itself?
If you're an old-school gamer and prefer having the games on disks, keep in mind that a dual-layer Blu-ray disk can only hold up to 50 gigabytes, which means you'll need to download 20+ gigabytes of additional content.
The earliest version of GTA V from 2013 was around 25 GB, but nowadays, that's simply unimaginable because of the high-resolution textures and various files that demand tons of space.
The latest current-gen update released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S features ray tracing in 60 FPS and 4K resolution, including improved lighting, shadows, increased population and traffic, increased vegetation density, etc. So naturally, all of this requires a tremendous amount of space so that the game can offer the best possible visual quality so far.
Where Can I Download GTA V?
You can download GTA V on Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, or directly on Rockstar Games Launcher if you're a PC player, or through the PlayStation or Xbox store if you are a console player.
Huge World Requires Huge Disk Space
A modern open-world AAA game such as GTA V, with so much content, lengthy story mode, details, HD textures, and hours of cinematics, simply can't make cutbacks in the size because that would undermine the quality of the game. The textbook example of that is GTA Trilogy, which contains GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, but takes only 45 gigabytes.
We all saw the results of that and what a "remastered" game shouldn't look like.
Since its initial release in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has been re-released for each new generation of consoles and PC. Yet, the improved textures and additions that came with every overhaul have significantly increased the game's file size, and those days when Grand Theft Auto titles such as GTA IV, GTA San Andreas, or GTA Vice City were only a couple of gigabytes are ancient history. In addition, GTA V is actually two games in one since you get to play a story mode and GTA Online. Speaking of the latter, you'll need to make even more free space if you plan on playing the Cayo Perico heist, which will take a substantial size of your hard drive.
The bad news is that most AAA titles require lots of space, and the upcoming games will require even more space. The good news is that cost of HDD and SSD per gigabyte has been plummeting, and this trend is not going anywhere soon, so players won't have to fret about those 100+ GB games anymore.
All things considered, the GTA V file size is immense, even by current gaming standards. World of Tanks’ download size or War Thunder’s download size are nearly half of the GTA V size, and they too have lots of content, high definition textures, and everything that modern games should include. Still, immense size is a price we have to pay for the most enjoyable gaming experience.