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Bonnie Ross (Head of 343i): "Every Halo FPS will have Split-Screen going forward"

komorebi

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The mighty return of "No screen-watching!!!"

I'm not.... (*turns around at last second*)
 

RoKKeR

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Insane that this has to be a big announcement in 2017, but whatever, I'll take it.

Any other interesting tidbits from this?
 

dancrane212

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YES!

This is still the biggest stumbling block for Halo 5 LANs. It's so much easier to have the option for one or two consoles to use split screen so everyone can play regardless of console ownership. Always defaulted back to Halo 3 for LANs because of this and missed out on all the incredible custom gametypes in Halo 5.

That's awesome news

is there official source material for this OP?
https://twitter.com/IGN/status/834828191466348544
 

Sulik2

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Now go back to 30 FPS and remove sprint so future Halo games play like Halo games again.
 

Toa Axis

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Good. It's lack of presence in Halo 5 was a very poor decision (among many other things).

Now go back to 30 FPS and remove sprint so future Halo games play like Halo games again.
I'll agree with removal of Sprint, but 60FPS should definitely remain going forward. Frame rate has no bearing on making something play like Halo.
 

Type40

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They learned that lesson pretty quick, now they just need to learn that people want to only play as the Master Chief.
 

Hellraider

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On one hand it's great that they are fixing this mistake. On the other side what the hell were they smoking with making it in the first place?
 

Theorry

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Expected that really after Halo 5. Think they really didnt expected the backlash they got on lack of split screen in Halo 5. They were focused on 60fps and thought and that people understood that and why etc. But that did not happen.
 
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I'm interested. But with expectations of Halo coming to PC, will split screen be on that platform too? SW: Battlefront has split screen on consoles but not PC.
 

Bgamer90

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Good news but hopefully this is an addition. Hopefully doing this doesn't mean having to take something out.
 

singhr1

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They learned that lesson pretty quick, now they just need to learn that people want to only play as the Master Chief.
Yeah, she ended her presentation with an entire "lessons learned" segment in which she mentions some of 343i's shortcomings like MCC and how she liked Halo 4's story and Halo 5's multiplayer (but did not mention the other side of each).

She talked a bit about how in Halo Wars 2 they tried to keep the story purposefully more simple and concise than in Halo 5 because of all the backlash from that (IIRC many reviewers mentioned this as a positive, so).
 

farisr

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Good news.

Now make sure that splitscreen is there for online as well, and hopefully have some more appealing/interesting MP maps, and Halo 6 could become my go to MP game when my friends are over. Could even get them to buy an Xbox (I'm the only one in my group of friends who has one).
 

LelouchZero

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This is really good, thank you 343! I love Split-Screen and I had countless amazing times playing Split-screen Halo!
 

Inuhanyou

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Glad they took something from fan feedback. and i hope all those people trying to defend the stupidity of taking it out feel embarrased