Split-screen co-op has been a part of the Halo series ever since it started back in 2001, so when 343 Industries announced that it would not be available in the next entry Halo 5: Guardians, many fans were disappointed.
As a result, Change.org user Dawid Grzybowski started a petition asking for it to be brought back. The petition, which is titled “Add Split-Screen Co-Op to Halo 5“, started a month ago and it now has over 4,700 out of the 5,000 signatures it is asking for.
While the removal of split-screen co-op may not seem like a big deal to some, the comment section under the petition shows that for some Halo fans, the split-screen co-op is what made Halo memorable for them. Some players who signed this petition did so because they want to continue playing these games together with their family and friends.
Comments such as these highlight the struggle of Halo split-screen fans:
I can’t imagine playing halo Without my brother on slip screen. I’ve always been supporting 343i and I know they want to do the best for Halo, but they need to allow us to play in split screen, they listen to us, and once again they need to listen and fix that, please!
Here is Dawid Grzybowski’s full reason why he started this petition from Change.org:
Split-Screen Co-Op was in Halo since the beginning and for many it is a crucial aspect of the game. Split-Screen Co-Op allows us to enjoy Halo with friends and family on one TV. For many the removal of split-screen co-op will ruin the campaign experience. Having passed every Halo campaign on local co-op, it would be disappointing not to play with my friends as I did since the beginning of Halo. By adding split screen co-op you will regain the support of many fans.
So what’s your opinion on this fan petition and will you be signing it? Let us know in the comments below.