Microsoft Corp. this week Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One will not include a local split-screen multiplayer component.
All multiplayer, from co-op to competitive modes, will require an online connection and Xbox Live membership.
Halo 5: Guardians, to be sold Oct. 27, is the next installment of the franchise to include Master Chief.
It is said to be larger than Halo 4, run at a 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity, and feature dedicated servers.
Customers who purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive access to the Multiplayer Beta.