Halo 5: Guardians Has In-Engine Character Models In Reveal, Doesn’t Have Split Screen

The game won’t have split screen co-op because 343 wants to stick to 60fps across the board.

Posted By | On 10th, Jun. 2015 Under News

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Halo 5: Guardians is Game Informer’s game of the month so it’s a safe bet we’ll start getting more info about the game fast and furiously. One of the features we got a real good look at in the unveiling was the character models for the game. The good news, coming out today is that the character models we did indeed get a look at are all in-engine. 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor took to the popular NeoGaf forums in order to discuss the game a little bit and divulged that piece of information.

The developer also said that when the company does its full and official reveal at E3 next week, all of that reveal will also be in-engine. While this is all very welcome news to to fans of the long-running series because it means that whatever peek they get at the game at E3 and in Game Informer is what they can expect to see when the game finally gets its long-awaited release. Unfortunately for those who love to play co-op in these types of games, O’Connor did also let a piece of bad news slip.

Because of the demands of the graphics for Halo 5: Guardians, the game won’t feature a split screen co-op. In the same thread, the developer acknowledged he knew this was going to be disappointing to some but explained it was indeed to keep to the 60fps goals of the game. “Anyway yes, it’s a bummer but 60fps had to take precedence. It’s not just aesthetics- the entire simulation is built on that framerate.”

Halo 5: Guardians is set to release for the Xbox One this fall though an official release date is not yet known.

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  • Psionicinversion

    Nice a guy that’s honest with the fans before release. Do you see that Sony it’s an FPS an FPS needs 60fps in campaign and multiplayer… Take some notes

    • andy

      Wait is that the same guy who said you can play Co-op with an Xbox Live Silver account? How honest of him. Quick Gamingbone, do an ENTIRE article on how he had to retract this statement, oh wait this isn’t a PS4 game, never mind carry on, do NOTHING.

    • doplerradar

      He misspoke. Once word got out about not needing gold, he quickly corrected that.

    • Psionicinversion

      Design choices change at least he’s talking about it 5 months before release instead of dropping out on people at the last second

  • 1080p(dynamic)/60fps that’s just great. Just lock it to 900p/60fps!

    • andy

      Who said it will even be able to manage 900p?

    • doplerradar

      Considering the majority of games being 900p or higher, chances are Halo 5 will be at minimum 900p.

    • Terminator

      Who says it wont? Oh that’s right a PS Drone like yourself…


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