Halo Infinite campaign to support 2-player split-screen, 4-player online coop

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Halo Infinite's campaign will support two-player local split-screen and four-player online cooperative play, according to Jerry Hook, 343 Industries head of design.
  • That follows the absence of split-screen from the last mainline entry, Halo: 5 Guardians.

Halo Infinite continues to target a launch later this year, with its new 8-minute gameplay reel providing our first look into Microsoft's latest vision for its story campaign. The newest footage, revealed at the latest Xbox Games Showcase, highlights a new open-world sandbox headed into the next-generation, with heavy influence from the earliest franchise entries since 2001.

Halo Infinite can be experienced alone or with friends via the return of local split-screen, and online cooperative play. 343 Industries head of design, Jerry Hook, has clarified that the campaign supports four players online, with up to two players on the same screen. The status of the Halo Infinite multiplayer remains unclear at this time.

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Microsoft envisions Halo Infinite as a long-term platform, with future updates to support the title over the years to come. The gameplay debut has highlighted various planned campaign changes, including an upgrade-based progression system, and a new faction of weapons to explore. It couples with its new open-world approach, with inspiration from the early hours of Halo: Combat Evolved and its lengthy, open environments to explore.

While Halo Infinite will launch alongside the new Xbox Series X, Microsoft has also confirmed its release on Xbox One and PC this holiday — including Steam and the Microsoft Store.

Matt Brown

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