Halo 5: Guardians fans have started an online campaign to petition Microsoft and 343 Industries to bring back split-screen mode to the upcoming shooter.
Split-screen mode has always been an integral component of Halo experience since it launched in 2001 until recently when the developer decided to remove it in order to ensure a smooth 60 frames per second experience.
The decision clearly did not sit well with many fans who are now petitioning Microsoft and 343 Industries at ‘change.org‘ and have acquired 4,921 signatures out of 5,000 at the time of writing this.
Split-Screen Co-Op was in Halo since the beginning and for many it is a crucial aspect of the game. Split-Screen Co-Op allows us to enjoy Halo with friends and family on one TV. For many the removal of split-screen co-op will ruin the campaign experience. Having passed every Halo campaign on local co-op, it would be disappointing not to play with my friends as I did since the beginning of Halo. By adding split screen co-op you will regain the support of many fans.
It is evident from the petitioners’ remarks that the split-screen co-op mode has a nostalgic appeal for fans that spent their childhood playing the game with friends and family.
In related Halo 5: Guardians news, the developer 343 Industries has stated that the upcoming shooter will have the toughest enemies, smarter AI, and large environments. To read up more, head over to the post!
Halo 5: Guardians will release on Oct. 20, 2015 exclusively on Xbox One.
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