Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.

Halo fans are upset that the newest entry in the series doesn’t support split-screen play. Well, here’s a kind-of-sort-of solution.

Screens, a device currently on Kickstarter, allows for two HDMI sources to play on the same TV.  So, you can watch TV on one half of the screen while playing a game on the other. However, you can also use Screens to play split-screen co-op of Halo  5. Of course, the catch is that you need two Xbox Ones. Also, Skreens is still seeking funding, so you can’t buy one now. Still, you can see this solution in action below.

The creators of Skreens also have a video that show the device allowing someone to play Halo 5 on an Oculus Rift virtual reality device, even though the Xbox One doesn’t currently support VR. However, this isn’t true VR, instead simply projecting the flat image of the TV onto the Oculus, without all of the head-tracking you usually have in virtual reality.


GamesBeat Summit 2023

Join the GamesBeat community in Los Angeles this May 22-23. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry to share their updates on the latest developments.

Register Here

The Screens Kickstarter campaign — which ends in 4 days — has raised $396,430, well exceeding its $25,000 goal.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.