Halo Reach: No co-op if you own a Xbox 360 Slim 4GB

NukeZilla reports that owners of the new 4GB slim Xbox consoles aren't able to play co-op in Halo: Reach which was released today. According to the site, the new Xbox Consoles just don't have the storage to fit the game.

When tested by Nukezilla an error message was shown when trying to join the co-op campaign, which means the user won't be able to access this part of the game at all without spending money on extra peripherals.

Apparently, this is a feature and not a bug, and is even the first result on the Reach FAQ site:

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.

The co-op feature is a large part of the Halo: Reach experience, and this missing for 4GB Xbox owners was not mentioned at all on the game box or to those purchasing the game. In fact, NukeZilla even found a retailer selling Halo: Reach in a bundle with the console (although apparently the same problem exists in Halo ODST too).

NukeZilla says that the issue only affects the newer slim Xbox 360's with 4GB of internal storage and no hard drive, adding USB storage doesn't help, and normal multiplayer isn't affected.

Have you run into any problems with this yet? What do you think of the final game? Let us know in the comments!

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