Halo 4 Multiplayer Requires 8GB Install
Really? This again?
It turns out that Halo 4 will require an 8GB install for multiplayer. This is a bit of a problem for all those with the entry level 4GB model. It won’t be quite as much of an issue this time around, as the Xbox 360 can now use standard flash drives for storage. 16GB flash drives can pretty regularly be found for $10-15 these days, but it’s still going to be a bit frustrating for anyone that gets home with their new game and can’t play without a trip back to the store (especially as a lot of the copies sold will end up as Christmas presents).
Also worth considering, I’m not sure how big the inevitable map packs will end up being, so you might want to spring for a 32GB drive instead. Plus, gamers with the older model 360 with a 20GB hard drive might want to think about a flash drive as well. After all, less than 14GB of that model of hard drive was accessible to begin with, so unless they’re clearing it for Halo 4, it might be tough to squeeze the install in there.
At least Microsoft is being up front about it this time around, instead of burying it in the manual and hoping no one noticed.
Remind me what’s so much simpler about console gaming again?