All multiplayer in Halo 5: Guardians will be online-only, Microsoft has confirmed.
Expanding upon an earlier statement regarding the requirement of Xbox Live Gold for the game's four-player co-op gameplay, developer 343 Industries clarified Halo 5's pre-order listing that lists a one-player limit for a single console.
"All multiplayer modes use full screen on dedicated servers, including Co-op Campaign, Arena, and Warzone," tweeted 343 head Josh Holmes.
Speaking to Ars Technica, a Microsoft spokesperson continued: "The decision was an extremely difficult one for the team, but one that was necessary to deliver the biggest Halo game to date. 343’s focus is to ensure that fans get the best Halo experience yet, and the team felt a split-screen experience would compromise the gameplay design and the visual bar they’ve set."
The change marks the end of an era for the Halo franchise, which has always featured split-screen local co-op and (up until last year's Master Chief Collection) native LAN support.
The Pip-Boy smartphone mount that comes with the Fallout 4 Collector's Edition is strictly standard-phone only, says Bethesda.
“As we wanted to stay faithful to the dimensions of the in-game model, any smartphones larger than the models listed will not fit inside the wearable device,” the publisher said on its blog.
Supported models include iPhones 6, 5/5s, and 4/4s; Samsung Galaxies 4 and 5; and other standard-sized smartphones via a customisable foam insert.
The Elder Scrolls Online creative director Paul Sage has quit Zenimax Online Studios, the studio confirmed.
He joins Gearbox Software as a creative director on an as yet unknown project, which could be the new Borderlands title the studio has been hiring for.
Sage's departure comes mere weeks after the console release of the game he was directing.
Amy Hennig is directing a Star Wars game "in the style of Uncharted," according to voice actor Nolan North.
North, famous for his portrayal of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, spoke briefly about the unannounced game at Metrocon 2015 in Tampa.
"I happen to know a lot about it," he humblebragged, "and it's going to be awesome."
A string of domain registrations suggests 2K Games is preparing to announce a third Mafia title.
Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Mafia publisher 2K Games, registered the domains “mafia3thegame.com,” “mafiaiiithegame.com,” “mafiathree.com,” and “mafiathreethegame.com," as noticed by NeoGAF.
This is the first mention of a new Mafia game since a casting call last year.
A man has succeeded in preordering Fallout 4 using nothing but bottlecaps.
Two weeks ago, a chap named Seth placed a preorder for the game with approximately 2240 bottle caps.
On Friday, Bethesda's global community lead Matt Grandstaff emailed him to say that he would indeed be getting a copy of the game – but only because he was the first to try such a thing.
Those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Battlefield Hardline on PS4 are unable to play the game’s first DLC pack, even though it should have been available to them last week.
The game’s Ultimate Edition included a Premium DLC pass, but for technical reasons the DLC hasn’t unlocked for Ultimate Edition owners, keeping Criminal Activity – which contains new maps and kit – out of their hands.
Criminal Activity has been available to other Premium members since June 17, and will be available to the public on June 31.
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