If 343 wants the HCS to succeed...

They need to invest into the theater. Any time someone is considering buying a game they first visit twitch(the Xbox store links you straight there) to watch a minute and decide if it’s worth buying and twitch is also used to promote many games “pro” leagues. Two guys staring at each other awkwardly because they can only see and commentate on 1/8 of a match in a game as fast paced as halo 5 is frustrating at best. It’s like an NFL announcer only talking about one lineman at a time without being able to see the other 21 guys on the field. Build in a top down map with little arrows for the poor guys so they can put their ex pro expertise to use and see the flanks and action developing. Right now we have two Instant production value increase. Is there any way to put a side by side or co-op viewing of the game in? Imagine the sick montages watching from the sniper and his victims point of view at the same time! Maybe split four ways so the commentators can do a team analysis of different strategies? I’d say it’s not going too far out on a limb to say most people watch a game because they want to learn how to play better and the HCS accommodates for none of this, only catching snippets of action and half the time watching someone who’s not even in the action. Don’t be ashamed 343 nobody else has upped their production values either. Overwatch? Fun game but with so many characters and so many strats there’s no point in blindly watching a fraction of the action to learn anything. There’s a whole group of gamers that follow the masses chasing after the popular from game to game because nobody sticks around to watch. We live in a day and age where many excellent games are being left behind because they’re boring to watch, numbers drop after initial launch, and the herd moves on.

Very true