Halo Infinite will not feature four-player split-screen co-op in its campaign, but will bring back two-player split-screen co-op.
Despite recent rumors, Halo Infinite will not feature four-player split-screen co-op in its campaign. While there was much that left Halo fans wanting from the game’s gameplay reveal at Xbox Games Showcase, 343 Industries has promised it will bring back a feature that Halo 5 sorely needed: 2-person split-screen co-op. While this doesn’t fix all of the concerns that fan seem to have with the gameplay demo, it is a solid step in winning over fans.
Immediately following the Xbox Games Showcase, various members of the gaming press sat down with some of the minds behind Master Chief’s upcoming outing. During this circuit of interviews, one of the elephants in the room was that of split-screen, which was missing from the previous Halo game. Up until then, it was standard that every Halo campaign would feature two-player split-screen co-op, and much like Microsoft’s messaging about Xbox Series X exclusives, the messaging confused many.
Through a series of misunderstandings, some Halo fans thought that the game would be a series first and feature four-player split-screen co-op. Jerry Hook, the head of design at 343, took to Twitter to dispel any rumors and clarify what co-op would look like in Halo Infinite‘s campaign.
Hey everyone I saw some reports of campaign supporting 4 player Split screen for campaign and just want to correct. Halo Infinite will be supporting 2 player split screen and 4 player online co-op for campaign. Sorry about the confusion. #haloinfinte
— jerry hook (@hookscourt) July 25, 2020
Hook makes clear that in no uncertain terms, Halo Infinite would feature split-screen co-op multiplayer for no more than two players and four players online. How 343 will implement two players, let alone four in a game that seems to feature open level design remains to be seen. The Halo studio has also promised to reveal more about the game in the months up to release, and considering they haven’t released a single frame, let alone many concrete details about the game’s other modes, we’re sure to learn more about Halo Infinite relatively soon.
Speaking of Halo Infinite multiplayer rumors, we finally got confirmation that the early reports of the game ‘launching without multiplayer Day 1’ were an outright lie.
Halo Infinite currently has no set release date, but expect it to launch Day 1 on Xbox Series X (alongside PC and Xbox One) in Holiday 2020. If you’ve been holding off on the series, or are planning on jumping into the ecosystem for the first time, feel free to grab Halo: The Master Chief Collection physically on Amazon to help support DualShockers.
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