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343 Industries discusses decision to remove split screen from Halo 5

No split-screen in Halo 5: Guardians was a tough decision
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming News | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 12:30 am

343 Industries took some heat after it was announced Halo 5: Guardians won't support split-screen - and now the game developer is discussing its decision.

 

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"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," said Josh Holmes, executive producer, in a blog post. "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."

 

Indeed, it looks like 343 Industries wanted to "deliver a true next-gen experience" and "tough choices had to be made." To help deliver the best gaming environment, there needed to be room for scale - and Halo 5 could have been comprised if a split-screen setting was included in the game.

 

Even with its decision, it looks like many gamers are still unhappy that split-screen will be removed - especially when the gameplay style is so well known among Halo gamers.

 

For those interested, Halo 5: Guardians is scheduled for released on October 27, and will be available for the Microsoft Xbox One.

NEWS SOURCES:Gamespot.com, Blogs-images.forbes.com

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