343 Industries made a blunder with Halo 5: Guardians and that was the removal of the split-screen feature that was present in older Halo games. It was used for cooperative multiplayer and which was the cornerstone of the game and fans didn’t like the decision of removing the feature at all. But now it looks like they come back to their senses and they will make the future games with the most lovable feature the split-screen.
343 Industries head Bonnie Ross recently confirmed that split-screen functionality will be coming back in future Halo titles. According to Ross, “I would say for any FPS going out forward we will always have split screen going forward…”
She also said that Halo 5: Guardians and its changes was an unpleasant experience for the company. “We’ve also had a lot of learnings along the way,” Ross said. “You know when we fell down with the multiplayer launch of [Halo: The Master Chief Collection], or when we didn’t put split screen in with Halo 5. I think it’s incredibly painful for the community and for us. It erodes trust with the community, as the community is part of our world building.”
Prior to this, Halo 5’s then-creative director Josh Holmes said that removing split-screen was “one of the most painful ones we’ve ever had to make as a studio.” At least it will come back soon.