343 Industries promises to bring split-screen back for the next Halo

Feature will return for future games

Halo and split-screen is a combination similar to peanut butter and jelly. They just go together so well and have provided millions with a tasty and nutritional meal…I mean, a fun evening killing each other…Maybe PB&J has lead to a death or two…I have no idea where I’m going with this metaphor.

Either way, 343 Industries has recognized that excluding split-screen multiplayer from Halo 5: Guardians was a big mistake. While the feature won’t be coming to that specific game, all future first-person games in the series will include the feature by default. At the DICE 2017 conference, executive producer Bonnie Ross admitted that the exclusion of the cherished mode was one of the “painful learnings” that company went through with the franchise.

These ‘learnings’ were “incredibly painful for the community and us,” Ross stated in her speech. She then gave some detail about how this choice (along with the launch of the Master Chief Collection) has led to some distrust within the Halo community. At least 343 has learned its lesson and we won’t have to worry about any future titles locking us out from old fashioned sandwichy goodness…I mean, couch co-op action…I guess PB&J can be enjoyed cooperatively on a couch…

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Peter Glagowski
Former Dtoid staff member.