343 Industries Explains Reason Behind Decision To Remove Split-Screen Co-Op From Halo 5: Guardians

Josh Holmes, executive producer of 343 Industries, recently spoke out on Halo Waypoint explaining the reason behind the decision as to why split-screen co-op was taken out of Halo 5: Guardians.

“The decision to remove split-screen support from Halo 5: Guardians was one of the most difficult ones we’ve ever had to make as a studio,” he said. “We know that for many of our fans, Halo has meant playing together with friends in the same room. We all have great memories of past Halo split-screen multiplayer matches.”

“To move Halo’s gameplay forward and deliver a true next-gen experience, tough choices had to be made,” Holmes added. “Our decision was driven by a desire for scale, fidelity, and focus to ensure that we would deliver the best quality experience possible.”

“Many of our ambitious goals for Halo 5 would be compromised in a split-screen setting and the time spent optimizing and addressing split-screen-specific issues would take focus from building other parts of the game. Game development is a balancing act of resources, time, and technology, and in this case we made the tough decision to sacrifice something that’s been near and dear to us all.”

In the comment section below, tell us your thoughts about the statement above. Was taking out split-screen co-op a good decision? Or is 343 Industries making a mistake?

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8 thoughts on “343 Industries Explains Reason Behind Decision To Remove Split-Screen Co-Op From Halo 5: Guardians

  1. Ever since 343 have been making halo games they have fucked it all up promethium’s where shit and annoying and now split screen give it back to bungie

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  2. Me and my dad have played every halo together beat the campaign together so i say its a bad idea they are making a mistake

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  3. It’ s a huuuuugeeeee mistake taking the split screen off the game!!! It wont be halo anymore!!!!!! Stupid assholes

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  4. I dislike that they are taking split screen out of halo because I have been playing the campain with my niese sence halo ce. But when you say that it will make halo more… better. I guess as long as you keep multiplayer spit screen I am fine with your choice.

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  5. Look listen to me we gotta have split screen I don’t have internet at my house n I probably won’t in a long time there no point for taking split screen off halo its only me and my brothers here and we really love halo alot u see where we can’t play online with people we have battles, comptions, and other stuff we probably think of do u really think its fun playing with same people all time and u know every single fringing move they make by not even”screen watch” I know where they be at even their skills with guns and abilitys on there do you really think we want to face each other all the time no we don’t but we do have some fun on there without playing campaign over n over again no so please bring split screen back I’m begging you 343. Sincerely Shawn muse

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  6. ‘deliver a true next-gen experience’ Yes. Because removing features makes things next gen.

    “Our decision was driven by a desire for scale, fidelity, and focus to ensure that we would deliver the best quality experience possible.” No 343i, it was driven by you wanting more people to buy separate games so it increases your sales ultimately making you more money.

    “Many of our ambitious goals for Halo 5 would be compromised in a split-screen setting and the time spent optimizing and addressing split-screen-specific issues would take focus from building other parts of the game.” Split screen is basics. You have a big team yet you can’t implement simple features in which people would need? 343i is retarded by this point.

    “Game development is a balancing act of resources, time, and technology, and in this case we made the tough decision to sacrifice something that’s been near and dear to us all.” Well then 343i I suggest you stop wasting your time putting in pointless gamemodes and maps that nobody plays.

    343i are money whores.

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  7. It’s a huge mistake..
    I would like wait an other year of game developement rather then playing without a family member or a friend.
    Please, do the right thing.

    -From a Halo fan since day one

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  8. Removing splitscreen from Halo is a HUGE mistake. Splitscreen is flesh with multiplayer. It often makes multiplayer even better. It is one of the biggest pieces of multiplayer. Removing splitscreen from multiplayer is like killing Master Chief in the story. Its financial suicide. Please, think about your mistake. Even if you include as a patch later after release, it NEEDS tp be in multiplayer.

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