Developer 343 Industries shared the Infinite Halo Autumn / winter roadmap, in addition to providing a September 2022 half-hour update video. main priority has become “achieving seasonality” for players, meaning players get “more of what they want” and get it “faster and faster”. with more consistency” than they have so far. Along these lines, Forge mode and full online campaign co-op now have a release date of November 8, 2022 in Infinite Halo – but local split-screen co-op has been cancelled.
Going through IGN, 343 Industries explained, “In order to improve and accelerate the ongoing development of live services, and to better respond to player feedback and quality of life updates, we have reallocated studio resources and no longer working on local campaign split-screen co-op.” It had been suggested as from 2017 that this game and future FPS projects would feature split-screen co-op, so it’s unfortunate that 343 Industries decided it wasn’t worth the resources.
The loss of local split-screen co-op in Infinite Halo Spades, a lot, but the arrival of online campaign co-op (and mission replay) and Forge mode are welcome. Forge mode will allow players to create their own fancy maps, which should give the player base a much-needed boost. Likewise, two new maps are coming November 8 that were created in Forge mode, as a showcase of its power. Then in March, as noted above, Season 3 will feature Arena and Big Team Battle maps.
If you haven’t played yet Infinite HaloNovember is probably the time to finally jump in – unless you’ve been waiting this long for local split-screen co-op, in which case you can just forget about it.