In a devastating blow to the PC community, EA has broke the news that no PC gamer wanted to hear. Star Wars: Battlefront will not offer support for split-screen co-op on PC. A sad day indeed. And yes, I am being sarcastic…
Split-screen co-op will be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation however, as expected.
In a Q&A posted on the Star Wars: Battlefront website, EA stated, “Split-screen will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.” However you can only play split-screen during Missions, the only mode which supports co-op split-screen.
Although it isn’t a surprise that EA have opted not to include split-screen co-op, is reinforces that PC gaming is still viewed differently by publishers and developers, compared to console gaming, despite Valve and others attempts at making PC gaming even more mainstream by moving the platform into your living room. With Steam Machines and the Steam Link launching later this year, more and more PC gamers will take to playing their machines on their TV where co-op split-screen would certainly work and be useful.
Via: PC Gamer