Conspiracy time. Do Microsoft/343 want Halo to die? I can't see any other reason sometimes for their decision making process.
It's not that they want halo to die, they (and I do believe this pertains to Microsoft as well) want to distance themselves as much as possible from Bungie and the version of halo Bungie created
at least this is my opinion, why else would they make the changes they have?
And I'm not taking huge changes like Spartan charge or kill streaks I'm talking snall subtle changes like grenade indicators hit markers map design character development art design ect etc etc
I honestly think what we are seeing is that most people
old fans and new alike are simply rejecting 343s vision of halo for a multitude of reasons
they keep telling us how H5 is "the best selling halo of all time", well that means zero if there's only approx 26,000 people still playing this game at any given time less than a year later
5 million people bought the game* (* if you believe 343) and it doesn't peak over 26,000 players at any given time so where did the 4.5 million other people go?
worst part is they still claim it's got the best player retention rate since H2
What i would honesty like to see is unbiased third party data derailing unique users per month and the time in which each unique user played halo 5 for per month
Maybe then we could have some real data to crunch and talk about