Halo fans everywhere were devastated when Halo 5: Guardians released without a split-screen feature. Fans were enraged since they were not able to play with their friends in a split-screen mode like the usual FPS style.
Well, good news is that they have confirmed today that Halo 6 (or whatever it might be called) will include a split-screen feature.
343 Industries executive, Bonnie Ross confirmed this during a speech at DICE 2017. Ross commented on how not including split-screen in Halo 5 was one of the “painful learnings” that Microsoft faced after taking over the rights to the Halo brand. Ross stated that “any FPS going out forward, we will always have split-screen in”.
After Halo 5 released, Halo franchise director, Frank O’Connor said that consequences from the game’s lack of split-screen support was “huge”. He also stated that it was technically impossible for 343 Industries to add split-screen to Halo 5 due to a patch. Though O’Connor explained that the number of people who play Halo games via local split-screen is small relative to the total player base, it is a key feature to any FPS game.
There has not been any confirmation of what the next Halo title will be whether it will be Halo 6, or some other form of Halo. Phil Spencer, Xbox boss suggested the next Halo FPS will not be released this year. Since Halo 5 is not even two years old yet, this is not that big of a surprise since games take lots of time to develop.
Now that you know the next Halo game will for sure have a split-screen capability, gather up your friends and get ready for whatever the next title will be!