​No, ‘Halo 5’ Isn’t Getting A Split Screen Multiplayer Update

Last Night Microsoft at last announced its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console - the box without a disc drive, but its thunder was partially stolen by one short clip in its reveal trailer.

At 42 seconds in you can see a bunch of people sat around a television playing Halo 5 in split screen local multiplayer. A feature that Halo 5 doesn't have... yet. The clip was immediately exciting, as it suggested not only the feature was coming to the game but it might be part of a larger update.

However, unfortunately, it's not a leak or a tease of things to come, it's a trick of the editing suite. Community director at Halo developer 343 Industries was quick to point out on Twitter that splitscreen isn't being added to Halo 5:

Meanwhile, on the Halo Reddit community manager John Junyszek confirmed that the update wasn't coming, while also pointing out that splitscreen will be in Halo Infinite.

"Sorry to have to jump in and crush some dreams, but since we're heads down on Halo Infinite, we don't have any plans to make major updates - like adding splitscreen - to Halo 5," Junyszek wrote. "We're reaching out to see how this came to be in the announcement video, but it's not something we're working on.

"To end on a positive note - now that I've crushed dreams - please remember that Halo Infinite will indeed feature splitscreen."

Guess it's time to start pinning all our hopes on Halo Infinite.

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Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

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