And Halo 3 is dead (like 200-300 players last time I checked) I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact the sequel is out.
H5 isn't going to die. It's not. The amount of online players may drop, as it always does with new games coming out, each year. But it won't die. It's almost like a bunch of people are HOPING it'll happen, so they can point at 343 and laugh at them like Nelson from the Simpsons. But it's just not going to happen. Like it or not, be fearful of "where" 343 is taking the franchise or not, they're going to continue doing what THEY want to do. Play the new ones or not, the big wheel is gonna keep on turning.Dude Halo 4 is dead, MCC is dead, Halo 5 is gonna follow suit soon enough, the cycle will continue, like it or not.
Also why would Halo Wars 2, a RTS destroy Halo 5s, a FPS, population. It might lower it a bit as people play the campaign but I doubt the multiplayer would "Kill" Halo 5. Also if H3A happened it would probably be like CEA and release with a bunch of maps for Halo 5, thus increasing Halo 5s population.
Until it's announced, H3A isn't a thing.And tbh gears 4, cod aw/mw, and bf1 are gonna take alot of what's left of halo 5's populationWeren't Battlefront and Doom both meant to Kill Halo 5? Cod IW is more of a risk to Blops3 then to Halo 5.
Doom definately did a number on H5's population but if it drops any more than it is now, it's done, kaput, gonzo, ect…
As for Halo Wars 2, a LOT of people are expecting this to be a GOOD HALO TITLE buuuuttt there's a lot of skepticism as it's being made by 343 incompetencies. Look I won't deny Halo 5's forge now is the best in the franchise, for now anyway, but really I view Forge and Super Fiesta as the only things in Halo 5 that still hold ANY resemblance of an actual Halo title. That's why H3A will kill H5 dead as the "new players" who have never played Halo before Halo 4 and never touched the MCC will finally get to see a good Halo title in it's full glory and so much more, if there's one thing 343 does right, it's the anniversary games.