GameDaily BIZ also has details regarding why the game was delayed a second time. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, "It has come to our attention that an unfortunate, obscure content error which includes partial nudity was included in our initial production of Halo 2 for Windows Vista. As such, we have updated the initial game packaging at retailers with a label, so customers are aware before purchasing the game. Additionally, we've developed an online update which can be downloaded from www.halo2.com to remove the content."
A statement by the Entertainment Software Rating Board elaborates, "Microsoft notified ESRB about pertinent content found in a map editor tool that . . . displays a photograph of an individual showing his bare backside to the user when a particular error occurs. Microsoft has therefore applied stickers with correct ESRB rating information to the packaging of virtually all copies that will ship to retail in the U.S. and Canada."