Just yesterday 343 Industries released a Halo Infinite video update on their Youtube channel talking about the live service aspect and the upcoming winter update for Master Chief’s latest ring world escapades. In the video Joseph Staten, head of creative at 343 Industries, said that they are delaying the co-op mode for Halo Infinite, among a bunch of other multiplayer updates.
However, not even twenty-four hours later, Staten tells us that the studio is dropping local multiplayer from Halo Infinite completely. The reason for this decision, Staten says, is that the team wants to focus more on the live service and PvP multiplayer updates instead.
“In order to improve and accelerate ongoing live service development, and to better address player feedback and quality of life updates, we have reallocated studio resources and are no longer working on local campaign split-screen co-op.”Joseph Staten: 343 Industries
This is incredibly sad news seeing as couch co-op used to be a cornerstone of previous Halo games.
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