Last night, we finally saw the reveal of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a new version of the Xbox One S shipping at a cheaper price without a physical disc drive. The console has been long rumoured, and alongside its reveal we got a trailer with the console. The trailer appeared to reveal a new feature for an Xbox exclusive game.
If you skip to around 42 seconds into the above trailer, you'll see a group of Microsoft employees, or at least actors pretending to be Microsoft staff, playing Halo 5 on console in split screen. This was a feature notably missing from the game at launch, and one fans have long asked to see patched in.
While an official Microsoft video would seem like a safe source for news, apparently it was a bit of creative liberty in the editing suite which wasn't cut out before the trailer was released.
Sorry to disappoint but no, splitscreen isn’t being added to Halo 5. The footage in question looks to be a little bit of good old fashioned creative liberty in the editing bay.
— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) April 16, 2019
Split screen will apparently be a feature in the upcoming Halo Infinite, but no, it's not coming to Halo 5 any time soon. We're very sorry to those two Halo 5 players still holding out on being able to play the game side-by-side on the couch.