There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding a supposed Halo 5 splitscreen feature in the game. Thanks to a recent trailer for the Xbox One S All-Digital console, people now seem to think that Halo 5 has splitscreen multiplayer available. Find out if Halo 5 splitscreen really is a thing with our help.
Halo 5 Splitscreen | Xbox One S All-Digital Edition trailer
So what’s the deal with Halo 5 splitscreen functionality? It turns out that people think that the feature is going to be patched in after Microsoft released a trailer that showed off their new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition on Tuesday.
The video has been made unavailable since it was uploaded to Youtube, but those who saw it were left puzzled by what they saw. Skipping to the 42-second mark on the video would have shown you people playing Halo 5. The problem, however, is that they were gaming together in local co-op mode with a splitscreen feature.
Halo 5 fans have long called for splitscreen inclusion in the title. Since this trailer was released, there was growing hype online that 343 Industries and Microsoft might finally patch it into the game.
Halo 5 Splitscreen | Is splitscreen multiplayer available?
We hate to burst your bubble but, no, there isn’t a Halo 5 splitscreen multiplayer option coming to the game. Brian Jarrard, 343’s Halo community director, took to Twitter after the trailer was released to confirm as much.
In his tweet, Jarrard explained that a bit of editorial wizardry was the reason behind the splitscreen multiplayer addition in the footage. That means that it won’t be coming to the game at all and, as you would expect, left quite a few fans feeling a bit perturbed at the make-believe showing.
Local co-op and splitscreen were hallmarks of the franchise until Halo 5, so it’s sad to see that it won’t e brought to the latter. Halo Infinite will support this though when it’s released though, so you can get your fill then.