I think our best hope for Halo to take off is if Halo 2 Anniversary MP becomes really popular. They need to absolutely nail the port and not have mouse delay issues which were present on Reach. As well, they need a far better rank playlist. Don't just restrict it to Swat, Invasion. Include the classic 4 vs 4 Slayer. People love a competitive ranking system, it's one of the reasons why Siege took off.
This is exactly it. I have been such an advocate for fixing the Aim assist controller issue vs. KB/M in competitive for this exact reason.
However, I recently discovered that my biggest frustration is literally due to mouse delay / input lag issues.
I have an Asus VG248QE monitor which is supposedly a fantastic gaming monitor with good response times. I have had 0 issues playing competitive in any FPS game on PC in the last few years. Yet with Halo I find it extremely difficult to remain as consistent and precise as I am in every other game.
Found out that my Monitor has "Light Boost" which when enabled drastically reduces response time on your monitor.
I decided to give halo another try with it on and it is a night and day difference. I feel good sniping again and majority of the time can keep my shots MUCH more consistent while strafing and fighting skilled opponents. I can turn Light Boost off via keybind, and I accidently forgot to turn it off last night and was having a horrible time. I couldn't hit anything for about 4 games until I realized I forgot to turn it on. The next 5 games I was so much more consistent against the same opponents and felt confident again.
My Point with this rant on my discovery is that the majority of players are experiencing mouse delay issues which makes aiming in halo feel... just not right. even with competitive players, not everyone has access to this sort of technology or hardware that works correctly with halo. and THIS is where we get youtube videos from content creators saying that it is not an issue. because they simply are not having the issue. There are SO many variables involved creating this mouse delay / response time problem that we have a wide variety of opinions on the issue.
Now stack that against skilled players using a Controller with heavy aim assist you do not even stand a chance.
Again I do not have this issue with ANY other FPS game that I have played competitively.I still believe that 343 should be tailoring the PC port to actual PC Players to see the numbers it should especially in ranked gametypes but..If the Mouse delay issue is fixed for everyone, that may be a solution to the KB/M vs. Controller Debate and we could potentially see an actual competitive scene grow in Halo.