Halo Infinite could be great but I’m tired of waiting


The latest Halo Infinite roadmap is here, and so is the now-familiar cycle of emotions triggered by an update from 343 Industries. It goes something like this: excitement about a new collection of Halo Infinite news, reservation when you start dissecting that news, pleasant acceptance of a few good tidbits, worry because some updates are starting to look a little worrisome, then disappointment when you you realize that this is all you will get for the next six months to a year.

The last Halo Waypoint Update (opens in new tab) was particularly troubling in that regard, as we learned that season 3 will be shifted from November of this year to March 2023 and that 343 Industries abandons Halo Infinite split-screen co-op altogether. Of course, players feel like the goalposts have moved again – the fact that the couch co-op cancellation quietly faded into a 30-minute update video doesn’t help either. Most frustrating of all, though, is that Halo Infinite could be a great game – I just don’t want to wait for all these promised improvements.

RIP bank co-op

Credit: Xbox Game Studios

Halo 5 Guardians was the first Halo game to launch without couch co-op, featuring 343 partially deletes the mode to allow the game to reach 60fps. But a Halo game without split-screen co-op is a Halo game in name only, and fans of the franchise were disappointed with their disappointment. As such, 343 Industries responded loudly and declaratively to the resistance. Studio founder Bonnie Ross took part in the DICE Summit 2017 stage and discussed what the team had learned from the debacle. “It’s incredibly painful for the community and for us,” she said. “It erodes trust with the community as the community is part of our world building… I would say that for any future FPS, we will always have split screen.”

I would say that for any FPS in the future we will always have a split screen

Bonnie Ross of 343 Industries in 2017

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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