The Final Straw For Halo 5: Guardians

With 343 Industries recently revealing that there will now be no split-screen multiplayer in Halo 5: Guardians, Dom has classed this act as the final straw for his support of the game on Microsoft's next generation console.

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Hands Up For Games1205d ago

And don't let the door hit your arse on the way out :)

Trekster_Gamer1204d ago

Forget that, let the door hit your whiny butt and knock you into the yard!

falviousuk1204d ago

Good, another whiny little brat not appearing on xbox live.

Leaves the game open to real gamers to play and enjoy.

TheBrit1204d ago

I stopped at "Now with Halo 5: Guardians, I have been waiting for he game to truly win me over. Waiting for the defining moment that would see the game and the console to me once and for all."

I hate having to re-read sentences multiple times to try and figure out what the person meant.

BlackPanther1205d ago

So you think “Massive scale environments, better visuals and improved AI”. isn't a good enough justification for the removal of split-screen which is probably a niche feature now.

Nostalgia is a weak emotion. I'd rather them benefit the many than just the few to feed your memories of halo Combat Evolved.

My $0.02.

Neonridr1205d ago

with the way the industry is heading it's no surprise. How many games nowadays release with local, split screen co-op anyways?

Sure it would have been a nice feature, but I agree with you. I would take larger worlds, more complex AI and better visuals/framerates over being able to play with someone sitting next to me.

UltraNova1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Yes this is where the industry is headed, online online online removing the couch match experience from existence bit by bit as if its no longer fun or desired to have friends over and have at it in split screen.

Its funny because the most fun I had playing a game in recent memory was playing Rocket League with my friends in (you guessed it) 2v2 split screen.

Now if 343 says removing split screen mode from Halo (unthinkable for a Halo game, admittedly )will allow for a better game overall who am I to say otherwise...

Neonridr1204d ago

@UltraNova - yeah, I had some amazing memories playing Halo 1 and 2 with my buddy split screen, and games like Goldeneye even before that. I am a huge fan of couch co-op.

But it's not a dealbreaker for me.

freshslicepizza1204d ago

hmmm, being able to play on your own screen full sized at any time with up to 24 people versus a split-screen of up to 4 people who you need 4 controllers for and get organized?

yes it's nice to have options, yes it's really fun playing with friends but it also puts more pressure on the hardware to perform. so when you add it all up it is not really a deal breaker in my eyes.

TheUndertaker851204d ago

Or Halo 2, 3, ODST, Reach, 4...

Oh sorry. Missed the part where recent releases somehow didn't offer split screen and that it really wasn't a huge point for Halo as not many titles offered the same level of split screen. /s

zidane13411204d ago

Who cares, all of you guys need cheese with your whine. The new warzone mode looks more then worth it.

TheUndertaker851204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Clearly people care otherwise you wouldn't be complaining about the "whiners" huh? Just a thought.

Stripping features to meet a target also shows a problem. Warzone wouldn't be missing if split screen was included. Having split screen in past titles also didn't stop Halo from advancing.

falviousuk1204d ago

No, the majority of people do not care, its a minority of very vocal people that will complain about it, just like everything.

Then said feature will be very underused. So it is better to use dev time to implement features that will improve the game and gameplay rather than devote that time to something only a small minority will actually use.

TheUndertaker851204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

So what you're saying is it's better for them to strip gameplay features in favor of shinier graphics and to hit a target...


Did 343 say things like Warzone couldn't be added if split screen still existed? No. Did they say the gameplay couldn't advance with split screen? No.

They literally said they're using the same resources that could be used for split screen features to hit a 1080p/60fps target. You think that's magically happening because they removed split screen?

Again, no it isn't. So in other words what you're talking about is 343 deciding that graphics>gameplay features. The flip being the only place it wouldn't be 1080p/60fps is WHILE USING SPLIT SCREEN!

Neonridr1204d ago

I said recent releases. As in PS4 or XBO titles specifically.

obviously Halo titles offered split screen in the past, I never denied that fact. Hell I even mentioned it in one of my subsequent comments.

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AstroCyborg1204d ago

goodie the media is reaching for idiotic reasons to bash the xbox one i mean who still uses this feature in 2015 & of course he mentioned mcc in a halo 5 video typical gaming media

jb2271203d ago

Maybe households that have more than one gamer but less than 2 separate boxes & televisions? Probably a bigger section than you think. And it seems to be totally relevant to mention the previous installment in a franchise released the year prior as a broken experience. Not sure that "the media" has it out for the XBO, maybe the dude is a legitimate fan w/ complaints on its future and not a puppet on MS' string that will completely agree w/ anything they ever do?

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