In a move that I don’t imagine many people outside 343 Industries thought was a good idea, Halo 5: Guardians didn’t have split-screen co-op or multiplayer. In fact, I think a lot of people said this was a quantifiably bad thing to cut from the game, with so many people having fond memories of playing through the original trilogy with a buddy sat right next to them.
The good news is that 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross speaking at DICE to say that the first person shooters “will always have split-screen support going forward.” Ross didn’t say whether that was just for cooperative play or meant competitive multiplayer as well, and the “going forward” does mean that there’s no hope of Halo 5 having split-screen added back in.
The other thing that isn’t certain is how this will fly with the Xbox Play Anywhere scheme, though I wouldn’t complain about being able to play Halo 6 on my PC in split-screen…
Source: Ars Technica