Grand Theft Auto 5 joins Xbox 360 Games on Demand

You can now download Grand Theft Auto 5 off the Xbox Games Store. If you don't already have the game, that is.

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While PlayStation 3 owners were able to download Grand Theft Auto 5 off the PlayStation Store on day one, Xbox 360 owners have had to wait. The Games on Demand service typically doesn't support day one launches--although the odd "don't install the game to the hard drive" bug that plagued the Xbox 360 version probably didn't help, either.

It appears everything is sorted out now. You can now download Grand Theft Auto 5 off the Xbox Games Store for $59.99. And while the marketplace lists it as a 7.68GB download, do note that you're downloading just part of the game. "This game requires approximately 16GB of free storage space. You can download the game to your Xbox 360 Hard Drive or USB 2.0 Flash Drive with a minimum of 15mb/s read speed. After the initial download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, please launch the game to automatically download the remaining game data. The total download size is 16GB and download times will vary depending on internet connection speeds."

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    October 18, 2013 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto 5 joins Xbox 360 Games on Demand.

    You can now download Grand Theft Auto 5 off the Xbox Games Store. If you don't already have the game, that is.

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      October 18, 2013 10:09 AM

      I wonder if this will have performance issues because it will reside completely on the hard drive?

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      October 18, 2013 10:34 AM

      Just be a aware of the streaming issues that rockstar warned about when the full game is installed on the HDD. Even GTA Online has streaming issues for the disc version.

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      October 18, 2013 11:41 AM

      Seems pretty irresponsible of rockstar to put out versions like this that are unoptimized for the hardware (assuming this has streaming issues like the PSN version)

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      October 21, 2013 10:52 AM

      Would just like to point out that the "don't install the play disc to the hard drive" thing wasn't a bug, it was an architectural limitation. I, like many other people, installed the play disc to a USB drive and the install disc to the HD, and it works just fine.