This is wrong on so many levels. If the extra stuff wasn't ready, they should not have rushed this out for the holidays in such a half-baked manner. It the content was ready and couldn't fit on one disc, a second disc should have been included.
I think it's part of Microsoft's "big picture" strategy to blur the line between physical and downloadable games. It's their way to subvert the used game market and implement planned obsolescence. They're heavy-handed approach didn't work at E3, so their are trying to be more discrete.
I'd like to hear your thoughts on this matter.
The Singleplayer part sans the Halo 4 Spartan Op's DLC is apparently on the disc.
The 20gb download is apparently the Multiplayer part of the game.
I guess MS are expecting that anyone who plays MP on Xbox One will have a good internet connection anyway (and obviously, anyone who plays MP will actually have their Xbox One hooked up to the internet, for obvious reasons).
Therefore, in this instance, aside from the size of the patch, I don't think it's really that bad. One won't be able to play the MP component once Xbox One's live support closes anyway (or any consoles online services).
A bigger concern, and better example of the issue you are trying to raise, should be The Evil Within apparently has a massive day one patch that dramatically improves the performance; that will cause issues once the consoles online services (or Steam) go down.
Just to let you know, Critic, The Evil Within for PS4 has a similar issue. Without the large day-1 update, the game is virtually unplayable. I've posted this elsewhere but I wanted to make sure you could see it. This should help you decide which version of the game to review.
Anyone remotely familiar with this console knows that games have to be installed to the hard drive anyways. Nothing is ever streamed off the disc during gameplay. So a two disc game is hardly going to require regular swapping of discs.
[QUOTE=Verm]One won't be able to play the MP component once Xbox One's live support closes anyway[/QUOTE]
They stripped out local splitscreen multiplayer?
I'm not really bothered by this as I could not care less about multiplayer in Halo anyways(pretty sure you can play the campaign without having to download the update)
I don't think modern gaming is "BS" at all and games coming out today will most certainly not be "extinct".
"Take Halo 4 out now! Not a Halo game!"
"Halo 2 Anniversary reminds me of Halo 4, pre-order ruined!"
"Casuals ruined the game, therefore ruined this collection- PASS"