Well, it had to happen some time. The updates for GTA Online, which have been continuously coming from Rockstar since release, have now got so big that the game will be unplayable on 12GB PS3 systems.
Update 1.16, which released last week, was the last update possible for the storage size, and any future updates – which you’ll need in order to play multiplayer, as you can’t access online features without updating – will push it beyond the 12GB limit.
If you’re affected by this, you can of course upgrade your hard drive, as all PS3 drives are interchangeable. You can buy a hard drive from Amazon (just make sure it’s a 2.5 inch SATA) and we’ve got an age-old guide (from 2008!) here.
If you don’t feel like updating, then you’ll still be able to play story mode at least. Now how about those Heists?