As seems to be becoming
tradition for the series, Halo 4
will require quite a bit of storage to play. Specifically, Xbox.com
notes that players will need "at least an 8GB USB flash drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive" in order to play Halo 4
's multiplayer mode. Furthermore, the hard drive option is "highly recommended" for those seeking an "optimal" experience.
We've contacted Microsoft to see what differences there will be between each option – and exactly what is meant by the fairly all-encompassing term "multiplayer" – but, in the meantime, one thing is clear: in the off chance that you might
want to play some Halo 4
multiplayer, you'll need some storage to do it.Update:
Microsoft has responded to our queries, noting that "Halo 4 will offer an optimal experience if played using a hard drive, but will deliver a visually impressive and immersive gameplay experience whether you use a hard drive or a flash storage device." Furthermore, as to which multiplayer modes require storage: All of them. Specifically, "the multiplayer modes the storage requirement applies to encompass all Xbox Live-enabled modes."