DISCLAIMER: This is merely a thread to evaluate community support for split-screening, and in no way reflects selling products or devices.
Before I begin, I’d recommend that Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries, The Coalition and any other Microsoft-owned or supported game development studio, invest in the up and coming product, “Skreens” or at least show support for the technology and design; it certainly fills a need and has so much potential for improvement and sustainable business revenue and marketing, especially in video gaming.
Halo, it has been a wonderful and long-tread journey; through the hallowed halls of desolate installations and ancient alien worlds, to the unknown depths of shield worlds where a slumbering evil awaits… as we have grown so has our beloved franchise. Today this thread is about a community feedback of a product, a product that fulfills a need and returns a nostalgic essence of what made Halo halo… I am of-course talking about sadly cut split-screen in Halo 5: Guardians.
Now we all know why split-screen was cut in Halo 5: Guardians, for essential graphical enhancement and optimization, however we as fans still remorse… our best memories of Halo is when we were amongst our friends and family, co-operatively or competitively, challenging and communicating with each other, hating and loving, laughing and scorning, split-screen was the embodiment of innovation, where physical appreciation (hive-fives, fist-bumps) meets in-game completion and merit… split-screen allows equal footing for friends to play with friends in the same room, which allowed growing relationships with our friends and family as well as the franchise we love… which is why split-screen should return, however in a new light or approach… which is why “Skreens” is a great asset to promote and use.
You see it uses a television device and optimizes the real-estate, it can allow a movie being played along-side a video game… or a twitter feed… or splitting two console devices in whatever manner, fashion or division you see fit, however that is not all, it features other features like transparency and much more… this product would address the initial need for social gaming to return, where friends can again come over and play… split-screen halo.
There is however some downsides, or business upside in Microsoft’s case, where separate consoles need to be bought still and games… this product merely allows the illusion of split-screen yet in realism it is two consoles performing side-by-side on the safe television… still would allow crazy in-house shenanigans to return, as well as making game streaming easier to communicate with their spectators…
So essentially this product could revolutionize streaming as well as allowing split-screen to return… lets say yes to split-stream (patent pending)!