Xbox not updating game
The files which users could download to do so have also been pulled.
"The site was not an alternative way to take the Day One update and customers still need to connect to Xbox Live for the update," a spokesperson said.
While another commented: "I feel like Halo 5's patch download has been stuck on 92% for what must be 4 years now."Gamers have been warned by Piers Harding-Rolls, a games analyst at IHS, that this could become increasingly common for the biggest titles."If you go for a digital version you've got to download the whole game and if it's a very popular one you're likely to be dealing with a slow network as well," he told the BBC."From the consumer point of view, it's not great to have to wait many hours to get access to content," he said."This is an issue that console companies and publishers really need to look at seriously."Pre-loading the game is one way of fixing this situation, although it would not include the day one patch and it looks likely that these are set to become industry standard moving forward.
One user wrote: "Glad my 13 hour halo 5 digital download finished this morning right before I left for work all day.But if you’re not rocking fiber yet, don’t worry, you’re still getting a performance boost too.