343 Industries finally announced some long-awaited features coming to Halo Infinite. The announcement, which was streamed on Mixer, included a 4-player split screen mode. Bonnie Rice, the head of 343 Industries and Corporate VP of Microsoft, said that all FPS Halo games would have split screen modes. It was not officially confirmed for Halo Infinite until now.

Fans of the series were upset that Halo 5: Guardians did not have the classic split screen option. 343 commented that the decision to not include it was “one of the most difficult ones we’ve ever had to make as a studio.”

Other features for Halo Infinite include Black Undersuits, which is a part of the armor, but not “the metal pieces.” The art department said they were aware of the high demand for them. You can find all the features here.

There will also be player customization inspired by Halo Reach, which 343 said that fans view Reach as the best version of the franchise. PC players will also get new features, with the Slipspace engine created specifically with them in mind. PC will be treated as a “first-class citizen,” according to 343.

Ross said in an interview with VentureBeat that the universe of Halo is the fans’ universe as much as their own.

“Honestly, we have made mistakes along the way. The community has helped us in creating good learning experiences for us. But I think that when I look at Halo, the universe is the most important character and we are stewards of the universe,” Ross said.

“The whole team looks at this as not just our universe. It’s the fans’ universe,” Ross continued. “It is a part of our culture, this precious, precious world, and we’re responsible for taking care of it. And we want to do it right. The work that they have done, the work we’re doing on Halo Infinite is something that I am so proud.”

Halo Infinite was recently confirmed as the sequel to Halo 5: Guardians. You can get more information on the uphill battle that the game faces here.

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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.