Halo Infinite Will Not Support 4-Player Local Campaign Play
Microsoft's next-gen Halo game supports two-player local split-screen for campaign and up to four players online.
Initial reports suggested that Halo Infinite will offer four-player local split-screen support for its campaign mode, but this is not the case. 343 Industries head of design, Jerry Hook, said on Twitter that Infinite will support two-player split-screen locally. Up to four players can play the campaign together online, however.
"Sorry about the confusion," Hook wrote. No details about split-screen support for Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode have been announced yet.
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
Halo Infinite simply having split-screen is a big deal because 343 controversially left it out of Halo 5: Guardians. Xbox boss Phil Spencer says only a small percentage of people play local split-screen in Halo games, so that's why the feature was cut for Halo 5.
Still, this messaging upset some portion of the Halo fanbase, and Microsoft responded. In 2017, 343 studio head Bonnie Ross confirmed that all future Halo FPS games will have split-screen.
Halo Infinite is a launch title for the Xbox Series X, and it will also come to the standard Xbox One as well as PC. The first gameplay trailer wowed some Halo fans and left others wanting more, especially in terms of its graphics. In response, Microsoft has said the graphics will get "better and better" in the lead up to launch.
Microsoft has also clarified that Halo Infinite's multiplayer is not delayed.
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