We can report that owners of the new slimmer 4GB Xbox’s will have trouble playing certain parts of Halo: Reach. There are also reports of Halo: Reach disc problems.
Sam Jordon of Nukezilla is reporting that when you try and join a co-op campaign mission users are met with an error message. The message reads ‘One or more players do not have the hard drive for this game type’, ‘An Xbox 360 Hard Drive is required to play co-op on Xbox LIVE or system link.’
This means owners of the 4GB Xbox slim will miss out on a huge chunk of the game. The problem is also affecting earlier editions of the game, and to get round it you will have to purchase a 250GB hard drive for $129.99. UK owners will have to wait until the end of this month before being able to buy the £80 hard drive.
In a Statement Microsoft said “We are aware of the issue and are quickly working to resolve it.” No time scale has been given to when a solution will be available.
We also have a report of a bad batch of Halo: Reach discs. A gamer has written on a forum that when he visited his local GameStop a load of people were exchanging their copies of the game. Apparently there was a lot of bad copies released which the Xbox won’t read, or it say’s eject tray.