Earlier today, IGN released a story in which 343 Industries Studio Head Josh Holmes confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians won’t allow players to veto and vote on multiplayer maps. This news comes courtesy of a Twitter conversation which I have embedded below for you all to check out.
@GDO_TWITS No voting or veto, just straight rotation.
— Josh Holmes (@JoshingtonState) September 7, 2015
The current plan is for all map choices to be handled directly by the team. It’s worth noting that this exact same practice is being done now in several other games, most notably Destiny. This news comes after 343 Industries also confirmed that the game doesn’t have split-screen co-op.
As someone who typically likes to skip over certain maps in games, I must admit that I’m a little annoyed by this. This of course won’t impact my decision to buy the game, but I’m pretty sure that this will equally annoy others.
Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively for the Xbox One on October 27th.
Are any of you also bothered by this news? Please feel free to let me know in the comments section below.