Halo Boss Frank O’Conner recently acknowledge the issues that people had with Halo 5’s story. He stated that he understood that some players wanted a more Master Chief centered story, and assured to fans that Microsoft is taking this feedback into consideration for the next Halo game. Developer 343 Industries has shed some light further on the subject. In its latest weekly blog post the studio started off by reminding fans that the next Halo game is still in the works. “It’s important to note that there’s a lot of speculation and assumptions being made out there the next major Halo game hasn’t even been announced let alone any details about what the story may entail.”
The statement continues: “Rest assured that while the studio has received feedback that players wanted to see more of Master Chief in Halo 5, that’s far from the only learnings the team has taken to heart.” 343 industries is “absolutely aware” of the feedback about the “disconnects between the game’s marketing vs. what transpired in game. Halo 5’s marketing was quite dramatic and grabbed fans attentions. It positioned Master Chief as the antagonist but the story didn’t exactly cater to what the fans had expected from this marketing.
343 Industries added that it is also aware of the feedback for Halo 5’s lack of splitscreen support. The studio stressed that it is “always striving to learn and improve going forward. We’ll have plenty more to say when the time is right.” Although the next Halo game has not been announced, we know that we can pretty much expect splitscreen.