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Halo 4 will have massive Xbox 360 HDD install

by Bill Hess on July 3, 2012

If you plan on playing Halo 4 this November, you better have some HDD space reserved on Xbox 360. Microsoft has revealed that Halo 4 will require 8GB of free space to play Halo 4 Multiplayer. “At minimum, you’ll need at least an 8GB USB Flash Drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive to play Multiplayer mode in Halo 4,” according to the recently updated listing on

“For an optimal experience playing with an Xbox 360 Hard Drive is highly recommended,” Microsoft continues on their crusade to sell you either an 8GB/16GB Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive or 320GB Media Hard Drive.

Samsung is conveniently selling “pre-configured” Xbox 360 USB Flash Drives that should have enough space to play the game. Microsoft’s 320GB Media Hard Drive works with the Xbox 360 S consoles and are quite pricey. Brand new, the 320GB Media Drives will run you $129.99, but you also get a copy of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

Marketing materials recently outed the content schedule that 343 Industries is getting set to deliver with Halo 4, and it includes a full season of Spartan Ops content, just for purchasing the game when it arrives this November, exclusively on the Xbox 360.

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  • Sal

    It’s all starting to make sense now. Why else would Microsoft use the ancient DVD technology other than to sell more over-priced hard drives. You gotta hand it to them, if they aren’t selling you new consoles after the previous one breaks, they are selling you new hard drives and other peripherals.

    • Cool dude

      Problem is dude…. Xbox 360 installed games + DVD actually run better than Ps3 installed games + Bluray. :-/

      Its been proven by (majority) of better performances done by the Xbox 360 in head to head comparisons (even with recent releases) that runs on the DVD only when not even installed in the HDD. While the Ps3, in comparison, actually needs the game to be installed because gaming in the bluray disk gaming is still not optimized enough. Just look at RAGE, Ghost Recon: Future Solider, Assassin’s Creed series, Skyrim, etc.

      Just sayin’ dude.

      But either way. This 8gb install is BS to all people who bought 4gb models. But there’s like a $20 alternative anyway :-P

    • Cool dude

      Ohh wait.. we can just use a USB?


  • Sal’s Filthy Mother

    Looks like I’ll be hitting the streets before Halo releases so we can get Sal his copy of Halo and and a hard drive.

  • Gonzo

    Man DVD is really coming back to bite Microsoft in the ass.

    • Cool dude

      I dont think they regret having DVD though. For a number of reasons…

  • LSL

    Are you idiots trying to say you bought an Xbox 360 without a hard drive? Don’t blame Microsoft for your being retarded.

    • Allen

      Yeah, it’s totally the consumers fault that M$ sells a lame 4GB console then fks them over on another $129. What’s worse is their double the price of xbox live for 2 years – 4GB console.

      Guess there won’t be a cheap bundle for Halo 4

    • Cool dude

      Allen.. I cant help but actually agree with you lol.

  • James

    “For an optimal experience playing with an Xbox 360 Hard Drive is highly recommended,” means not required, just recommended.

  • Frank

    Yeah LSL, it’s totally their faults for buying a console that only had a 20 gig HDD for 4 years. Totally. And it wouldn’t even give the full 20. It would be like 12-14.

  • Ragnok

    Oh for crying out loud guys. What is with the gaming community these days? Do you seriously have nothing better to do that to come on here and insult one another? Or make snide immature comments on why one system is better than the other? Just enjoy what you have.

  • jason

    Better than having to install all my games before i play them! I have the 120gb elite when it first came out and have never came close to filling it up!

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