Halo 4 will ship on two discs

Second disc will contain multiplayer features data, which will require at least 8GB of available memory on hard drive or flash storage device.

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Microsoft has reiterated its previous statements that the multiplayer component of 343 Industries' upcoming shooter, Halo 4, will require at least 8GB of free space.

Those with a 20GB Xbox 360 may be pressed for space.

The publisher announced today that Halo 4 will ship on two discs. According to Microsoft, the second disc will contain 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 multiplayer features.

However, Microsoft revealed to GameSpot that once the data is installed, only the first disc will be required to play Halo 4's campaign and multiplayer content.

Previously, Microsoft advised that for an "optimal experience" players should install the entire game to their hard drives. It was not mentioned how large the entire Halo 4 install would be.

Multiplayer in Halo 4 is broken into two components: War Games and Spartan Ops. War Games has players battling one another in a range of classic and new game types, some of which has been previously detailed. Spartan Ops is a new experience for the Halo franchise, and is an episodic game mode that will see players working through new story-driven experiences on a weekly basis.

Halo 4 is due out worldwide on November 6. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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goeyguy03
goeyguy03

but maybe by then, maybe Red Bull and Monster Energy will just be injections instead of drinks..  that way, I can just have an IV hooked up and not have to worry about dieing...

goeyguy03
goeyguy03

Someday.. when I'm 70.. (not too far away)... maybe then I will actually die from too much game playing.. by then it should be Halo Infinity Total Freggin Ahniliation!

goeyguy03
goeyguy03

I havent played Halo since Halo 1.  And thank god Im rich so I can buy a xBox 360 Halo edition... play the game till I die of lack of food/sleep (not really die, since I have half a brain .. see the 'Im rich part.. ) so then I can turn around and sell it b4 xmas on ebay and get 70% my money back! Yeah!

Legend002
Legend002

So many PS3 peeps jealous over Halo 4. lol

 

I heard blu ray is backward compatible with dvd. Try putting in Halo 4 into your PS3. 

bmart970
bmart970

Even if I had a small hard drive (which I fortunately don't, I have a 250 GB one) I wouldn't have to worry, because this is the game I would probably be playing most, so I would just install the disc if I liked this game more than my other games.

NicholasT33
NicholasT33

I wish that Microsoft would allow more than 16gb per Usb, that's just BS.

atreyu27
atreyu27

The solution is go to Wal Mart, go to electronics, find 16gb flash drive for under 10$ and your set. You can use a flash drive, which are cheap, no real excuse for this to be any issue.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

The news for this game just gets worse and worse.

daBrokenFace
daBrokenFace

Does the Spartan Ops missions disappear after the season ends, or are they saved?

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

I hope when I clear off my old Borderlands DLC I'll have enough space free. Not pleased with this. I feel like it's kind of a slap in the face for those of us with the old model 360 that came with the 20 GB hard drive. "No space on your old Pro hard drive? That's a shame. Looks like you'll have to buy a new Xbox, because we don't make the old models anymore!" I'm not risking messing up a perfectly good USB drive by having to format it for Xbox files, and I would never take the chance of purchasing a used hard drive, especially when I'd have to buy another cable just to transfer the data.

killerlavaman
killerlavaman

for some reason, i think that when a game comes in multiple discs, it's like i'm getting my moneys worth.

LandauTST
LandauTST

I'm glad I don't like Halo...lol

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

FOR EVERYONE WHINING ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH SPACE!!!

Just buy a 16GB USB drive, install the second disc to that, and SHUT THE FUCK UP!

 

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

What's up with all the rabid PS3 fanboys flooding this topic with ignorant comments? Over 300 comments already, which more than half seem to be from gloating PS3 fanatics. We get it, the PS3 has a Bluray drive. Most of the 360 users have 0 issues with multiple discs. Yeah Bluray is a better storage format, but putting the game on 2 discs isn't a nuisance to most people. You have to get up to put another game in when you want to switch games don't you?

nurnberg
nurnberg

Let's be honest : PS3 is simply superior.  No multiple disks and no proprietary hard drives sold at insane prices.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Lol, two discs.  Welcome to last-gen!

-Jonce-
-Jonce-

My 20gb (14.1gb in reality) hard drive suddenly feels even smaller now.

ChillingSky
ChillingSky

If you read the article rather than being a idiot you will notice that it says once installed it will only require the one disk, so there won't be loads of disk swapping.

 

"However, Microsoft revealed to GameSpot that once the data is installed, only the first disc will be required to play Halo 4's campaign and multiplayer content"

law17lm
law17lm

i just want to say....HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHA to all those xbox lovers. You will never have the issues with a terabyte HD that the PS3 allows you to put in.

jayjay444
jayjay444

 @pvspartan36 lol it's 8 gig u make it sound like it's 80 get over your self u should have updated by now any ways. 

DEagle267
DEagle267

 @killerlavaman lol I felt stupid after I traded in standard version of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for game of the year edition just to find out they just included a 2nd disc with the expansions on it to just install on hard drive. I could've just borrowed it from someone but at least I got a map with Shivering Isles included on it. =p

DEagle267
DEagle267

 @LandauTST I ended up getting a new 360 end of last year with free voucher for Reach so I downloaded it. Think I must've tried to play it 8 times just to get about 20 mins into story and kept getting bored of it. Tho a local mp match here and there can be fun for a few rounds.

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

 @nurnberg LOL YEAH RIGHT!!!!  Thats why most games look better on the 360 RIGHT!?!?  ROFL!!!!!

jayjay444
jayjay444

 @nurnberg look where blue ray got u.... skyrim still couldnt run on your shit PS3:)

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

 @nurnberg Blu-Ray may be superior to DVD, but PS3 hardware is NOT superior to 360 hardware, ask any third-party developer.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@nurnberg I have over 250 discs. No big deal. Can't play them all at once.

ItsJoeMama
ItsJoeMama

 @law17lm What are the joys of being a fan boy? Why can't people just like both? 

DragonRift
DragonRift

 @law17lm Please stop posting.  You make PS3 users like us look like ignorant f-wads.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

 @law17lmI dont see the issue, its not like we have to perform a compulsory install with every game is it???

agitatedchimp
agitatedchimp

 @law17lm I just want to say HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you have no life, sincerely a ps3 player. 

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

 @jayjay444  @pvspartan36 

Some people aren't rich shits who can buy a second Xbox just because they want to upgrade. I'm perfectly content with my old white one.

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

 @leviathanwing You're going to buy a 1tb hard drive for a measly 8gb install? You obviously don't even know what I'm saying. 

 

And don't try to categorize someone when you don't even know them. You only make yourself look like an ass.

MrJskilet
MrJskilet

 @dreamfist11  @nurnberg  Okay now your being an idiot. I own both an Xbox and a PS3 so I can legitly say that PS3 visuals are far better than Xbox. PS3 exclusives are always better in graphics than Xbox. The PS3 is a superior console to the Xbox360. That being said however the console itself isn't what makes it great. You need great games to go along with it. Xbox exclusives are amazing, maybe not in visuals sometimes but in gameplay they are great. I only bought an Xbox360 for Halo 3 when it came out other then that I do prefer a PS3.

 

law17lm
law17lm

 @DragonRift and you make people without a sense of humor look like mindless boring individuals. thank you

law17lm
law17lm

 @agitatedchimp right i have no life when i didnt even have the time to write back on this til now for i had to go to work and make $500 today. thanks for understanding sarcasm...smdh

joedan38
joedan38

 @PrpleTrtleBuBum  

The graphics aren't barely improved btw you would be doubting it if you weren't a true Halo fan

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @jayjay444  @Dmg051793  @pvspartan36 yeah. i just dont see need to upgrade because so far 13.9gigs has been just fine. dont care about giving away money just because I can.

 

but now they're telling me I can't play Halo multiplayer, while I can do that with 3 and Reach? What the heck is this backwardassness?

 

I doubt the campaign warrants this, with its probable 10 (6) hour length and barely improved graphics.

jayjay444
jayjay444

 @Dmg051793  @pvspartan36 He isnt rich enough to spend 10-20£ on a usb drive with 20-50 gig of sapce init... yeah right. if he cant afford that then im sorry u should not be a gamer. 

DEagle267
DEagle267

 @Dmg051793  @jayjay444  @pvspartan36 I'd still have my old white one if it hadn't RR on me last year. Before that the disk tray would randomly decide not to work and console wouldn't always shut off on its own so I was over it anyways and did temporary RR fix and traded it in towards the black 250 gb. As for usb drives, I've never had any issues using them for 360 storage, had to use one for music on old 360 since it was only a 20 gb and used another one for transferring between hard drives. They're both sandisk brand too, microsoft brand is just a waste of money for a 360 logo on it. On amazon there's a 16 gb for around $10 or a 32 for $20 and you could always reformat it on pc if you change your mind later on and don't want to use it for 360.

CrimsonAxolotl
CrimsonAxolotl

I would buy a 1T hdd. Although, the drive would be used for more than a single 8GB install. The space this takes up CAN be a burden be can be simply fixed.

 

Some people need to do a bit of research and make sacrifices. Thats all you have to do.

law17lm
law17lm

 @Shadowdanc3r  @DragonRift now i can respect that. i definitely am not trolling but waking up and seeing this, i couldnt help myself after having arguments over PS3 vs 360. i still stand firm in the fact that PS3 doesnt have this issue. With bluray, we NEVER have two disc and with the ability to use standard HD, we have plenty of space to burn. 8 GB install? That a rock under my foot...

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

 @law17lm  @DragonRift Sorry law17lm, it's hard to tell when someone's kidding and when someone's trolling when all we can read is text and not hear tone, read body language, and see facial expressions.