Microsoft has responded to the Halo: ODST disc-reading issues. In a statement given to Eurogamer, the hardware publisher as well as Halo-keeper said that it was aware people were having problems and were investigating the issue. Microsoft also noted that it wasn’t a widespread issue, which is sure make those who are experiencing the “Unreadable Disc” problem very, very happy people.
“We are aware of a very small number of people who are reporting they can’t play the game,” said a Microsoft representative. “We are looking into it, but at this point it doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue.”
To get you caught up with this gripping story: people are experiencing problems with their ODST discs. During stress times, like loading Chapters, the game tosses up an “Unreadable Disc” screen, thus eliminating the opportunity to play the game. As we last checked, Bungie is still collecting data, perhaps attempting to figure out and then fix whatever is causing the problem. Some folks in the lengthy thread on the game’s official message board attribute the issue to older disc drives, others think it has something to do with the hard drive.
Just for fun, we’ll ask again: can you still play ODST?