Earlier today Roockstar published a Grand Theft Auto V related "Asked & Answered" on the Rockstar Newswire. In the A&A they say that game play footage of the game is on the way and say that vehicles and weapons are highly customisable.
They also reiterate that the multiplayer portion of Grand Theft Auto V is named Grand Theft Auto Online. The fact that they continue to refer to it by an independent title to the “multiplayer portion” of Grand Theft Auto V makes me wonder if they plan to have the online stand alone, outside of the core game. Other notable titles to take such an approach recently include Killzone 3 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
It was also revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will ship on 2 discs on the Xbox 360 and requires at least 8GB of free space on your Xbox 360 hard drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive. The PlayStation 3 version of the game will also have a mandatory 8GB installation in order to play the game.
The fact that Rockstar is able to divulge such technical details at this point suggests that the game is far into the process of optimisation on both platforms, this should come as great news to fans of the series as it suggests that they are on schedule to deliver the game this September.
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners can pick up Grand Theft Auto V from the 17th of September this year.