A Halo Infinite developer reveals details about why 343 Industries canceled the split-screen co-op that some fans were anticipating.
It already works via glitch, would take so very little to allow legitimate access via menu. Your excuse of [couldn't commit to getting Halo Infinite split-screen "from an 80% quality to a 100% quality"] Is such a bs excuse, didnt have an issue launching the game without "100% quality" half the content promised wasnt even there. Plus it doesnt have any issues listed, dont get why you're saying that like people haven't been playing it splitscreen via glitch since launch, we can literally see you're wrong.
It's excuses. I have 2 TRILLION reasons why they could have done it. Even 70 billion reasons why they could have done it. They found enough time for those micro transactions. But not enough time to finish a mode.
Be fair though, they only had about 3 times the budget of COD and twice the amount of time... Seriously though, how does a company that seems to haemorrhage money for fun manage to consistently under perform on their flagship franchise? This is a basic feature for the series. Fans expect it. It's it's not in there, it's not finished. You don't get to promise something, delay it, then drop it completely and expect that yo be okay. Especially when we can all see it works!
Reading between the lines it sound like Xbox Series S may be the reason local split screen isn't available. "343 Industries couldn't commit to getting Halo Infinite split-screen "from an 80% quality to a 100% quality" because the amount of effort required is too hard to gauge. Something that Baron points to as an issue outside the technological ones is the certification Halo Infinite would need to run local co-op for ALL THE PLATFORMS that the game is available on which would present their own challenges as well."
@venom Wow. So that proves it then. Series s does hold back this generation of games for Microsoft.
@Venom, except it works fine on the Series S, even on the Xbox One. Check the digital foundry video, it works fine on literally everything 🤷♂️
@Venom, that reads as more to do with the VCR Xbox one.
@darthv72 It's been tested on all platforms. It works mostly fine, even on the VCR. It just needs a little polish and bug fixes and put it in the game.
2 trillion dollar company and notice how Sea Of Thieves, Grounded, State Of decay 2, Horizon 2 and Minecraft are being greatly supported. Have you ever thought just maybe it's a isolated 343 issue?
343i has an excuse for everything. I’m done with this incompetent studio.
Cos you suck? Is it because they suck? I bet it's because they suck.
It is, in fact, because they suck.
This is what happens when you remove risk from game development. There is no motivation. They get a blank check. They don't have to worry about it selling so why be burdened with putting in effort.
Seeing as I paid $60 for just the campaign I expected this to be in the game. 343 what a joke.
Next time, pay 1$ for Game Pass and save 59$.
Next time? Lmao there won’t be a next time.
I would be as quiet as a church mouse if I were them.
Meh. I know people like split screen but I’m fine without it. In fact, I dislike split screen so much I just bought 2 series x’s and have them in separate rooms if I wanna play co-op (also makes it easier to play if the wife wants to watch tv in the living room too)
This∆∆. I hate split screen...what am I back in the late 90s-early 2000? People make a big deal out of this for no reason...i tried split screen on COD a while back and it was awful. Modern games rarely have split screen..but this one is a hill to die on?
You're missing the point here. It was a promised feature since its absence in Halo 5. They said that they listened and will include this feature going forward. Basically they lied. Imagine buying the game specifically for this feature only for it to be missing. I get your point. Not many people probably use it (even though it was possible in almost all Halo games in 20 year old hardware.) It's more about not fulfilling a promise. What other promises are they going to brake going forward? I personally have played split screen in every single Halo game that allowed me and would have done so in Halo 5 and Infinite too.
Because lazy Microsoft games
This only screams of skill issue to me
The games have been mediocre at best ever since they took over.
80% finished, so so close, maybe next time
Throw the whole studio away.
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