Says the Team:
We've always been called stupidly ambitious ... we make very big games.
It's the biggest map that we've done and that Rockstar have done, so there's a lot of detail in there, and also a lot of actor's performances - 21 hours worth.
As new buyers will see, the team was able to use enhanced compression tech, bringing the game to a robust three DVDs.
It was a struggle, however: "It took a lot of effort to get down to three discs."
On the other hand, Sony's version fits easily on one 50GB Blu-ray disc, with zero compression issues.