Yesterday some sad news was released by 343 Industries’ Executive Producer, Josh Holmes:
— Josh Holmes (@JoshingtonState) June 28, 2015
That’s right, Halo 5 will NOT feature split-screen multiplayer for the first time since the Halo series begin back in 2011. Ars Technica was able to get a bit more clarifying information, but it hits even harder for this split-screen lover:
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to Ars Technica that Halo 5: Guardians will not support any form of split-screen multiplayer, nor will the game natively support LAN play. “The decision [to remove all split-screen modes] was an extremely difficult one for the team, but one that was necessary to deliver the biggest Halo game to date,” the representative wrote in a statement. “343’s focus is to ensure that fans get the best Halo experience yet, and the team felt a split-screen experience would compromise the gameplay design and the visual bar they’ve set.”
What do you think of the new change? Will this change your purchase? Let us know in the comments!