Halo 4 Multiplayer to be Sold Separately?
Halo 4 multi-player content can be downloaded, is Microsoft planning something?
If you are one of the millions playing Halo 4, you might of noticed something a little odd when you tried to access War Games. When trying to get to the multi-player section of Halo 4, Microsoft asks the player to either insert disc 2 of Halo 4, or to download the multi-player from Xbox Live. The question is, why would anyone want to download the multi-player assets when they have the disc?
It really doesn’t make much sense. Every copy of Halo 4 comes with a second disc for purely install purposes only, and there is no chance that players can use the second disc to play the multi-player of Halo 4. Players need the first disc to play any part of Halo 4. Is Microsoft going to sell the multi-player portion of Halo 4? It sure is possible.
A large number of Halo players never touch the single player portion of the Halo franchise. The numbers aren’t nearly as high as the Call of Duty franchise, but the multi-player is really where players spend most of their time. It would make perfect sense for Microsoft to try and lure those players in that might be on the fence of purchasing Halo 4. Sony has already tired something similar with Killzone, but they made Killzone 3 free to play until players reached a certain level.
A simple answer could be that the content can be downloaded simply for users who want to store it on an external device, but I would guess that most people that buy Halo 4 have a hard drive. Either way it just seems odd to take up 3 gigs of storage on servers when players have the content on disc.
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