If you’re playing on an Arcade or Core version of the Xbox 360 (or a launch-day version you’ve been pampering) and haven’t invested in upgrading your usable memory, well… Get ready to spend a few bucks if you plan on playing Halo 4′s Multiplayer mode. Microsoft has confirmed today that players will need 8GB of free memory to play all of the features included with Halo 4. Since Halo 4 isn’t set to drop until November it’s clear that Microsoft is trying to prep their Halo fans for the unprecedented required upgrade of their consoles. You’ve been warned!
Halo 4 players with more modern and high-end consoles, which have larger built in hard drives have nothing to worry about (unless you’ve filled that already). Even the players with a sad 4GB console can purchase hard drives to upgrade their system and be prepared for launch day. If you don’t want to shell out the cash to upgrade your hard drive, you can use Flash Drives; Microsoft recommends the Sandisk brand, but any properly configured flash drive will enable you to enjoy all the Halo 4 goodness with everyone else out there.
It may be a pain to spend money (other than the purchase of the disc) to play the game, but is this really the worst that Microsoft has asked of its gamers? So now you’re in the know, and now that you know if you’re not ready for Halo 4 Multiplayer it’s time to save up for an 8GB upgrade.