While I’m getting excited for Halo 4, as 343 keeps pushing it to be the biggest entry to the series yet, it appears all is not good. The information page for Halo 4 on Xbox has gone up and states that if you’d like to play the multiplayer aspect of the game, you’ll need to install 8GB of data to your hard drive or have a USB flash drive handy. Here’s the official statement:
At a minimum, you’ll need at least an 8GB USB Flash Drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive to play Multiplayer mode in Halo 4. For an optimal experience playing with an Xbox 360 Hard Drive is highly recommended. For Xbox 360 4GB, Arcade and Core consoles, the Xbox 360 Hard Drive is sold separately.
Seems as if they might have been thinking too largely with the multiplayer. But if it means I get more bang for my buck, I’m all for it. Seems like it’s sort of excluding those with smaller hard drives, though. It could be how I’m reading it but to me it seems like they’re saying, “if you don’t have a big enough hard drive, too bad. Buy a bigger one from us”. Regardless of that, I’m unhindered by this news and I hope most of its consumer base is as well.
The size of the install may be mainly from the large amount of Spartan Ops they’re including with the game. Setting it off with 50 on the disc, sporting 10 new maps and weapons could be the reason for the enormity of this install. It’s said that the total of the Spartan Ops will be a lengthy run of 12 hours, so that’s a thing! I’m hoping the campaign doesn’t suffer for the immense size of the other features. They said the inclusion of Spartan Ops makes it “like getting two campaigns in one game!”, so hopefully it’s length is similar.
Halo 4 is set to be released exclusively for Xbox 360 on November 6th, 2012.
via Game Rant