Halo 4 will ship on two discs
October 15, 2012 5:45PM PDT
By Laura Parker, Associate Editor
Second disc will contain multiplayer features data, which will require at least 8GB of available memory on hard drive or flash storage device.
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.
Well, shit. I have an old 20GB hard drive, and there's no way I can clear enough space. Off to buy a flash drive, I guess.