Halo 5 won't feature split screen, will require Xbox Live Gold to play co-op
Cough up, folks.
If your plans for the Halo 5: Guardians release day are to pick up the game, have your best mate over and marathon the entire campaign from start to finish on the sofa, then we've got some very bad news for you.
Halo 5 won't feature a split screen mode when it launches later this year, and co-op gameplay will also require both players to have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Executive producer Josh Holmes posted on Halo Waypoint to say that he "misspoke when stating that online co-op campaign would be supported with an Xbox Live Silver account".
"Co-op campaign will require Xbox Live Gold to play".
He did offer a solution for those that were planning to play the game together but do not subscribe to Xbox Live Gold:
"It is important to us that fans have the opportunity to play the full co-op campaign experience and we are doing this by providing a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial with Halo 5: Guardians".
On the subject of split screen, 343's Frank O'Connor told NeoGaf, "it's a bummer but 60fps had to take precedence. It's not just aesthetics- the entire simulation is built on that framerate".
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