You may or may not be aware by now that there is a compatibility issue hitting Halo: Reach
players who are gaming on a new Xbox 360s 4GB (the 4GB meaning 'on board' memory).
The issue that these gamers are seeing relates to the fact that Halo: Reach
requires an Xbox HD for co-op play. Attempting to load the mode presents an error message despite the fact that gamers have a valid amount of disk space available for use on their internal memory.
A gaming website NukeZilla
has confirmed that a simple USB drive won't solve the issue either. The only immediate solution at this moment in time is to purchase a $129 HD for the Xbox 360s. Unfortunately, if you're a UK Xbox 360s owner this isn't any help to you, as the Xbox 360s HD (with a R.R.P of £80) has yet to launch in stores.
The official Halo: Reach
page at Microsoft.com states the following under the FAQ:
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.
Speaking to Eurogamer
, a Microsoft spokesperson had the following comment; "We are aware of the issue and are quickly working to resolve it". It's is worth noting that other game modes are unaffected by this issue.