Microsoft Details Halo 4 Storage Requirements, Says Go Big Or Go Home
Staying ahead of the game, Microsoft has just detailed the storage requirements for the highly anticipated release of Halo 4. It’s understandable that as games become more and more detailed, the amount of memory required for a smooth gameplay experience will increase. That being said, even when we load a game directly to our hard drives, they are still only taking up roughly 5-7 GB. But as Microsoft points out, Halo 4 will require a MINIMUM of 8 GB. They write:
At a minimum, you’ll need at least an 8GB USB Flash Drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive to play Multiplayer mode in Halo 4. For an optimal experience playing with an Xbox 360 Hard Drive is highly recommended. For Xbox 360 4GB, Arcade and Core consoles, the Xbox 360 Hard Drive is sold separately. See below for more details on the storage device options available for Xbox 360 and Halo 4.
Again, with the information we have seen on Halo 4 thus far, it’s a reasonable expectation to have larger storage requirements. Most people who own an Xbox console, already have a hard drive of one size or another that will have no problem with this memory hog. But as you can see from the picture directly above, Microsoft wasted no time advertising their own branded storage options for those who will need to upgrade. Slick move, guys. While the heads up on the requirements helps, you don’t have to fall victim to the branded merchandise. Internal hard drives, maybe … But if you are going to go the flash drive route, make sure you shop around. In either case, at least you now know what you’re up against.