Depends on how bad things like texture pop are. Sure, it still runs, but it can get pretty bad. Especially if they have designed new maps around an SSD requirement, since open world games always seem to have those little "entryways" that just serve as visual roadblocks to buy time for assets to load in the background.Correct. The game will still launch without an SSD, but load times will be longer.. Whoopie........ I don't think it was necessary to make it a Requirement..