Originally Posted by the_prime_mover
Bah - I was completely out of touch with the functionality of the XB1 but got excited at the prospect of playing some local H2 MP - but it seems that you can't system link the XB1?! That really sucks. This game and the $399 console have definitely increased my desire to pick up the system, but being limited to 4 player local is a bit of a deal breaker for me. Well, if this sells a tonne and has a healthy online population then I will probably get on board.
In their IGN interview, Frankie said the plan was to include system link, but that there were some technical hurdles to get over (obviously I'm not quoting him verbatim).
I really hope LAN play does make it into the game - if it doesn't, it'd kill the possibility of Halo 1 and 2 tournaments.