Halo 5 Dev Confirms Character Models Are All In-Engine, No Split-Screen Due To 60 FPS

Halo 5: Guardians was recently revealed by GameInformer as part of their cover feature for July 2015. We also get to see some great looking character models from the game featuring the likes of Nathan Fillon. According to 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor, these character models are all in-engine.  He also revealed that their E3 2015 reveal will be all in-engine.

Halo is always known for its split-screen multiplayer and the recent confirmation that Halo 5 won’t include local split-screen co-op disappointed a lot of long time fans of the series. Frank O’Connor acknowledged the disappointment among fans but stressed that it was not an easy decision to make because they wanted to commit to their 60 fps target for the game.

Anyway yes, it’s a bummer but 60fps had to take precedence. It’s not just aesthetics- the entire simulation is built on that framerate.

Halo 5: Guardians is set to release exclusively on the Xbox One on Fall 2015. It will also have a major presence at the upcoming E3 2015.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

  • OOOROBOROS

    All signs point to this game sucking balls, you can’t keep changing elements from the original and expect the game to be as good as the ones made by Bungie. Halo 4 stunk and this will be worse. That’s what happens when you hand popular IP over to second rate developers.

  • Revolver Ocelot

    In-engine has become the new bullshot. When gameplay finally shows up, it’s not looking like that.

    Shame about the lack of split-screen, but I suppose that’s the reality of the underpowered Ratbox.

  • A Dedicated Halo Fan

    I don’t give a crap about 60FPS. Make it 20FPS for all I care. Just bring back split-screen. The average player does not notice the difference between 60 and 30 FPS while they’re playing. And if they do they get over it after the first minute of playing. Whereas if they take away split-screen it’ll be on my mind for the rest of my life. I’m so freaking pissed off. I haven’t been this angry in a really long time.

  • Hvd

    its still funny that xbox one franchises can be 1080p 60fps isnt it?

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Watch it end up 900p 30-40fps.

      • Hvd

        most xbox one exclusives do end up being 1080p 60fps it mite be the same resolution like call of duty had it was still 1080p 60fps but a weird resolution

        • Revolver Ocelot

          So far the only 1080p60 Xbone exclusive is Forza 5.

  • Hans Wurst

    BTW In engine doesn’t even mean it is gameplay nor does it mean it must run on an XBox One. We all know MS is known to let XBox games run on PC at E3!

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    No split screen = fail.

  • Barry Harden

    LOL! Notice how they didn’t emphasize the resolution? Keep pushing the 60fps and at the big reveal quietly mention the sub-1080p resolution.

    XBone players can’t have it all unless there’s some compromise.

    • Edonus

      MS is probably just waiting for E3 to reveal the game is 1080p 60fps…. Where it can do the most dams age to fanboys and the bias media.

      You probably didn’t know this but every first party MS game runs 1080p. Why would they stop at Halo?

      • Ziggurcat

        “MS is probably just waiting for E3 to reveal the game is 1080p 60fps…”

        not likely. the beta was 720p… so the likelihood of the game being natively 1080p is slim. it’s more likely to be either 900p or dynamic. but really… fps is more important for this type of game, is it not? and i thought you played “games, not resolution”?

        and nice moving of the goalposts, there… limiting games that count to just first party games, are we now? are you going to no longer play halo if it turns out to be less than 1080p?

        • Edonus

          They had stated the beta would be lower than the real resolution…. it was a beta it helps with the size of the file not a big deal.

          And again which I know you will continue to ignore so i will make it obnoxiously visible.

          ****** EVERY FIRST PARTY GAME FROM MS HAS RUN 1080p ******

          And NO….. I actually work in visual media and i know the whole resolution stuff is a marketing scheme. The numbers are really just for show, and bragging rights. I am a Halo fan though so I wouldnt care if it was running 720p I would still get it.

      • Barry Harden

        Yes but at what cost? Forza5 cut out a LOT of graphical assets just to run the game at 1080p/60fps.

        • Edonus

          More stupid pony logic…… They cut a content because it was a launch game can the assets at the time were the best you could buy.

          You see Forza 6 has way more cars way more features and is still running 1080p 60fps.

          I like I said you poor rape victims dont get the message “EVERY FIRST PARTY GAME FROM MS HAS BEEN 1080P” it has never been that the system cant do it its always been the knowledge of getting the system to do it. 3rd party game dont have the experience yet.

          • Barry Harden

            Oh great! More rants from a Micro$oft twit!
            Praising the excuse after excuse for all the corners Forza had to cut just to get the games to run at 1080p/60fps. It’s funny other other 3rd party developers value the integrity of the game enough to cut the resolution down to 720p just to stay true to the vision of the game. Micro$oft 1st party devs would rather cut that out so they can keep it at 1080p. What fucked up logic is that??

  • Soda Popinski

    I’m getting an X1 for JUST the exclusives as my 3rd system. Halo series, Gears of War series, Forza series, and Fable series primarily. Quantum Break looks pretty cool. Inside (devs of Limbo) looks cool. Love to see more Shadow Complex. Ofcourse Rise of the Tomb Raider. Exclusives. I loved Halo on X360 and think Halo 5 looks great.

  • XanderZane41

    I’m fine with no split screen. I usually don’t have anyone playing next to anyways when I’m playing Halo co-op online. Halo 5 is going to be incredible. Another must have title for the XB1 in 2015.

  • Corey

    hang on…..so does that mean no ONLINE split screen? Like no guests? Cause if that’s true…….”oh HELL no!”

    That is SEVERELY disappointing. I can understand not having 4 player split. But at least keep it so you can bring one guest online with you. That’s like…..how Halo was so popular and fun. Cause you could play and have a random friend over and have him hop in.

  • Midori Inaba

    Halo 5 will be to the XBOX what Uncharted 4 for the PS4. Best possible graphics atm on either.

    • otherZinc

      Uncharted isn’t comparable to Halo in any fashion what so ever.

      • Definitely agree. Halo blows it out of the water in every field. They aren’t anywhere near the same league.

        • andy

          By the team that can even butcher the remaster of a franchise that is in their hands now. People are really high in this comments section.

          • Tom

            You know 343 didn’t do the remaster themselves right? Other companies ported the games

        • Ziggurcat

          … or anywhere near the same type of game…….

      • Midori Inaba

        I’m talking graphics at a pure technical level.

      • Revolver Ocelot

        You’re right, UC4 will be the last edition. They know when to stop milking.

  • grimrook

    its nor even close 2 the best looking game

  • Sephiroth420

    they took out splitscreen? really? they can shove this game so far up their ass i hope it gets lodged in their throat.

    • andy

      They could hardly split the screen on a 720p game on a “next gen” console now could they???

      • Sephiroth420

        init, whats going on, i thought this cloud compute power made some sort of difference but in this case it really doesnt. looks like splitscreen or dual screen on halo online is the way to go ^_^ just lacking maps though 🙁

  • CrazyJuan77

    I’d tell the guy its never a shame when performance take precedence.

    • Revolver Ocelot

      That’s your excuse, AmateurLonerGamer? Amusing.

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Hey AmateurLonerGamer, sorry you blew another E3. Maybe you’ll get a decent one next year.

  • Jay Brendan Austria

    Well, there goes me and my buddy’s Halo night.

  • Brian

    no split screen? Ohh well not a game changer for me

  • otherZinc

    No Splitscreen Campaign Co-op will be a massive disappointment for me if this is true!

    • Cenk Algu

      Lol. In 2015 who the hell is playing a game with split screen? Since when it is a game changer? LOL

      • otherZinc

        @Cent Algu,

        Look I’m WOLVERINE23975. Look at my Halo Achievements.

        My son & I literally beat Halo CE 100+ times via Campaign Co-op. Now he plays with his boys on his XBOX ONE. My daughter replaced him & we destroyed the Halo MCC in Campaign Co-op on Legendary Mode; were having a rough time with Halo 2. We’ll get there, she’s 12. Any way, we’re looking very forward to this. I have 2 Halo 5 Legendary games on pre-order for them.

        Also, there are families where the kids do the exact same thing. I’ll avoid this by buying a 3rd XBOX ONE. However, most families can’t do this.

        So yeah, I’m very disappointed. Yet, I’m still “All In” of course!

        Also, Forza Motorsport 6 is my 2nd favorite, Halo 5 #1.

        • Cenk Algu

          You playin Halo with your children? Damm man this game is 18+

          • Eyes OnPies

            Most parents don’t need numbers to know what is appropriate for their kids, he had the kids and should trust his own judgement. Tell us what other numbers dictate your life?

            Ignored his entire post because you’d have to concede your ground from a previous comment,and take a jab at his parenting. Classy!

        • Eyes OnPies

          Don’t pay no mind, Cenk ignored your entire post that you have a way to share gaming with your kids, just so he can run one on you. He needs someone under him to feel he can stand on his two feet.

          • otherZinc

            Please, my Gamertag is there. View my Halo Achievements at your leisure.

            I even beat Halo Wars on Legendary.

          • Eyes OnPies

            You might have responded to the wrong person, I don’t have xbox1 if it was to me. What I was saying Cenk took a cheap shot at you letting your kids play 18+ game, because he couldn’t bring himself to acknowledge what you said made sense.

        • mikefichera

          pretty awesome dude, hope to have similar experiences with my kids one day, once i have some =P.

      • Sandy Wich

        It’s always been a game changer, it’s for sociable people, you might want to consider learning how socialize and make some friends, couch coop is second to none.

        • Eyes OnPies

          The days of Goldeneye coop up were insane, half the fun was the friends there where you can trash talk and laugh at those HTF did you do that to me momments. We glued cardboard to separate 2 player vs down the screen. Changed the games pacing and made it more suspenseful.

      • Eyes OnPies

        Lol to 2015, since when is time relative to what should be acceptable if there is a demand for it. People like playing in the same room with friends, not everyone enjoys solo online sessions. Sharing that human element of peoples reactions while gaming can never be duplicated online. If having the option I prefer having my friend next to me, rubbing it in my face when he scored on me in a game, when that is not viable I am happy to have solo online.

        • Cenk Algu

          Then the devs should bring split screen to every game with your logic.

          • Eyes OnPies

            That’s your logic. look up “demand” in the dictionary.

  • Cenk Algu

    This is the best looking game to date undeniably and 60fps.Jesus Jesus Jesus!!!!

    • Bilal Prince- Ali

      please behave

      • Cenk Algu

        behave? What do you mean with behave?

        • Bilal Prince- Ali

          i mean you need to behave

    • razrye

      On xbox. Just to clarify.

      • Cenk Algu

        No. On all other platforms as well.

        • Tristan552

          poor peasant you havent seen crysis 3 running on pc at ultra

          • Cenk Algu

            No peasent. I finished Crysis 3 at 1080p/60fps ultra on my brothers PC and it can not come close this one.

        • razrye

          Well now I know that you’re joking. The order looks way better. Also anything on pc.

          • Cenk Algu

            Joking? Ryse on X1 already killing The Order and this is way better than Ryse.

          • razrye

            No its not.

          • Cenk Algu

            Ohhh yes it is.

          • razrye

            Nope

          • Cenk Algu

            Yeahg realy nope to you

          • razrye

            Spell much.

          • andy

            That Cryengine game that looks clearly like a game and not lifelike at times like The Order 1886? Oh yeah, that game.

          • Cenk Algu

            Nope

          • You Are Flat Out Wrong

            The Odor 800P wasn’t a game though. It was a movie

            Stay mad, console peasants :^)

          • andy

            Wait so you actually thought it was a movie? That just says how incredible it looked. Couldn’t put it better than you did just now. Well done ^_^

          • OC Guy

            Awww, the PC master waster thinks he’s clever because he stupidly spent significantly ore money on a “gaming” rig that will never be optimized….. Enjoy this game on your PC…Oh, you can’t? Well maybe gears of war, crackdown, uncharted, last of us, mario, zelda, mario kart…Oh wait you can’t play any of those games on your PC, yet you call yourself a gamer!? LOL, just a pretender! Go to bed little man it is way past your bed time!

          • Jessika S.

            Ryse is a beautiful game but The Order looks better. I have both played both and while they both lack in the game play front on my opinion The Order looks better and its a bit more fun.

          • Cenk Algu

            Ryse is a much better looking game.Deal with it.

          • Jessika S.

            You’re delusional and you need to deal with it.

          • Cenk Algu

            You are a blind deal with it.

          • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

            You’re a clueless fanboy who shills for Microsoft and wouldn’t actually know good graphics from his arse, deal with that.

          • Cenk Algu

            No I amtelling the truth but you are a dumb Sony d**** sucker.Truth hurts I know:)

          • Barry Harden

            The developers of Ryse already expressed disappointment at XBone sales. They almost went bankrupt. They’re not doing too good right now.

            Ryse was their Albatross.

          • Cenk Algu

            what has it got to do with the graphics?

          • Barry Harden

            The graphics in Ryse wasn’t great at all. If it was it would’ve done a lot better in sales.

          • PachterStation

            Ryse looked a little unfinished, but still, it was a great game, more so a great launch game. The PS4 didn’t exactly launch with many quality games, same with the Xbox One. But Ryse was the best launch game between both consoles. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ryse 2 comes to the PS4. I still say that this gen hasn’t delivered yet.

          • Hans Wurst

            Ryse got bad ratings and didn’t sell well. Doubt there will be a sequel.

          • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

            Keep trying Cenk, if Microsoft hasn’t hired you yet they should pretty soon, either you’re that delusional or just that blind a fanboy, either way you’re wrong.

          • Cenk Algu

            Yeahhh ma company works for Sony actualy haha.

          • Hans Wurst

            lol you must be kidding.

          • Cenk Algu

            Leider nicht Schatz.

          • mwalker

            I hope that was a joke. The Order used filters. Kinda like you would use to make your gay Facebook photos look better.

          • razrye

            Wow very mature. Your mummy must be very proud of her 6 year old being able to use the computer herself.

          • mwalker

            Well, bud. My mother passed away 6 months ago…but I’m sure you didn’t mean that as an insult to her. Watch the development of The Order. It will show you what I said to be true. I had The Order ….so I know how good it looked.

          • razrye

            Well quit with the homophobic remarks

          • mwalker

            Fair enough

          • melrexmelrex .

            Lol

          • Sandy Wich

            When someone makes such an obviously ridiculous claim they’re truly hopeless, my 9 year old nephew knows better and he still doesn’t know that a XboxOne is different than the 360.

            I’d just ignore the kid, anyone who bs’s like that clearly has serious personal issues.

          • The real joke is how you’re up-voting your own comments to make it look like someone actually agrees with you.

          • razrye

            Wow. You really are a moron.

          • OC Guy

            PC is a waste of money for the slight enhancements it offers, but hey PC master wasters have nothing better to do than troll on an X1 article. No one is shocked by this.

        • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

          LOL

          • Cenk Algu

            yeahh LoL at you!

        • GeekGI

          You must really be excited for Halo 5 to think it’s already the best looking game to date based the currently available images and gameplay. I’m also quite excited but not that excited, lol! You are completely entitled to your opinion, I hope the game is incredible!

    • Sandy Wich

      H5 best looking game to date? I feel so sorry for your personal life.

      • Cenk Algu

        Have you ever seen such models in a game? Don’t worry about my personal life it is extremely fine.

        • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

          Well you’re clearly delusional.

          • Cenk Algu

            No.You are clearly blind and stupid fanboy!

    • Andrew Agustin

      Ive played the beta…its not that nice looking….even crysis 3 looks better than it >_< Youre pretty blind to not see muddy textures -_-

      • Cenk Algu

        Jesus the guys told that we even did not touch the graphics. You are PC peasent?

      • Corey

        I could be wrong but I believe they said the beta was in Halo 4’s engine? Like I thought I remember reading that somewhere. Who knows. We’ll see at E3 I guess though.