Those hoping to play Destiny via split-screen co-op will sadly be disappointed. While Bungie’s sci-fi shooter hit Halo featured split-screen multiplayer, that won’t be the case with Destiny.
This was revealed by Bungie community manager Eric Osborne at E3, who claims “Ultimately, you can’t build a game to suit every single player out there.”
We love split-screen. Obviously we have a legacy of supporting it. We know a lot of players love it. We love it. But we really wanted to untether guardians. Even if you’re in a fireteam, you can go wherever you want. That level of freedom was really important for us. We know some players really like split-screen. Ultimately, you can’t build a game to suit every single player out there.
While Destiny might not offer split-screen co-op at launch, Osborne states that Bungie is always listening to feedback and this could be a feature that’s added to the game in the future.
The good news for us is with a new IP you get an opportunity to set a foundation in place…You get to see what players do; see what the community loves about it. You get to be reactive. And the reality is we have no idea what people are going to do, what they’re going to fall in love with in this world.
Are you OK with Destiny not having split-screen co-op or is this something that’s a deal breaker?