No Halo: Reach Co-Op action for Xbox 360 4GB owners

New Xbox 360 console falls short of storage requirements

4GB not enough to cache levels and game code

Many gamers look set to miss out on the Halo: Reach Co-op mode with reports suggesting that there is not enough storage on the new Xbox 360 4GB console to run it.

Site Nukezilla, uncovered the issue when they ran Halo:Reach on the new console but on entering Co-Op mode found the following message on the screen: ‘One or more players do not have the hard drive required for this game type.”

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Before you prepare to vent your anger at Bungie's farewell shooter, a visit to the Halo: Reach Xbox page reveals that this is in fact a known feature, and appears as the number one issue in the FAQ section, which you can see below.

Q1: The error “One or more players do not have an Xbox 360 Hard Drive. An Xbox 360 Hard Drive is required to play co-op on Xbox LIVE or system link” occurs when I try to play. Why?

A1: One or more players do not have a certified Xbox 360 hard drive attached to their Xbox 360 console. Some multiplayer aspects of Halo: Reach require an Xbox 360 certified hard drive.

In Nukezilla’s tests they also found that USB sticks didn’t fix the problem, and that there have been similar issues with ODST.

So how do you fix it? Well you are clearly going to need some more storage, and it looks like UK gamers will have to wait till late September to grab a £80 hard drive to get in on the Co-Op action.

Calling all Xbox 360 4GB owners who have just snared a copy of Halo: Reach, have you experienced issues in Co-Op mode? Lets us know via Twitter and Facebook.

Link: Nukezilla