Halo 4 screenshot
Halo 4 screenshot

The second Halo 4 game disc features the game's multiplayer components and must be installed in order to be played, Microsoft has told Joystiq.

Microsoft says that Halo 4's second disc "contains data that will need to be installed on an Xbox 360 hard drive or compatible flash storage device with at least 8GB of available memory in order to access 'Halo 4's' extensive suite of multiplayer features'".

This means Xbox 360 4GB owners will need to purchase an additional storage device – a USB memory stick will suffice.

This isn't the first time Microsoft has forced content to be installed, having previously done something similar with Forza 4.

Halo 4 will be released worldwide on November 6. The game has already leaked onto torrent sites.

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Woffls's Avatar


I had completely forgotten that flash storage would work, until then I was all liek "***** you Microsoft, take your proprietary ***** and shove it up your mum, or buy me a new hard drive".

I'll partition my 32GB flash drive so that there's enough for Halo 4 MP data and nothing more.
Posted 11:40 on 16 October 2012
Njeezy's Avatar


To be honest I don't really know anyone that has the 4GB version of the 360 and I think that if anyone has their Xbox as their main console they would at least have the 60GB version or a flash drive that they could use.
Posted 23:42 on 15 October 2012

pblive@ Bloodstorm

Apart from Forza Horizon.

Oh, and all the Kinect games, but we won't mention them!
Posted 19:41 on 15 October 2012
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Bloodstorm@ Neon-Soldier32

Xboxs only exclusive for awhile, may aswell milk those rich, rich udders.

Before ANYONE calls me a fanboy, dont.
Posted 18:21 on 15 October 2012
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CheekyLee@ Neon-Soldier32

Originally Posted by James Orry
a USB memory stick will suffice.
Not exactly hidden information...
Posted 18:13 on 15 October 2012


I think this is unacceptable. I mean, isn't this the only 360 game where you have to do this? I mean, how convinient, Xbox's biggest title in a long time and for the foreseeable future and you might have to buy a new Xbox for it? Something's not right.

(Would it work if you plugged a flash drive in?)
Posted 17:39 on 15 October 2012

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Release Date: 06/11/2012
Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: First Person Shooter
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