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Gears of War 4 Is Going to Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Game developer The Coalition has officially confirmed the addition of split-screen co-op for PC players of the upcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4.

While describing the feature for Gears of War 4's PC version, Rayner added that it would be a "labor of love," and that The Coalition decided to incorporate split-screen co-op on the platform after the feedback gathered from fans who wanted it in March for the launch of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

Naturally, to make such an option a reality for the forthcoming game wasn't the easiest thing to do, as the title's technical director explained why most studios stay away from adding split-screen co-op for PC titles entirely.

“From a development standpoint, it is quite difficult to support. We have to deal with multiple inputs, we have to deal with focus, we have to deal with UI placement … developers have got to put some effort into it to do it right, it’s not just something you can tack on.”

The split-screen co-op addition on Gears of War 4's PC iteration is supposed to satisfy many fans on the platform, especially after the Ultimate Edition's somewhat poor PC release. In fact, having the feature to officially make its way into the game, lots of people will probably see this as another sign that Microsoft and The Coalition are trying to keep its word on their intention to give the PC version the best treatment possible. After all, when Gears of War 4's menus and graphics settings for the platform appeared online, many fans basically drooled over all of the customization options.

Considering all of this, the developers of Gears of War 4 seem set on delivering an experience that will satisfy almost every potential gaming preference once the title gets released next month. Although some may argue such a point, from this we can see that The Coalition has at least given those who want split-screen multiplayer to make a healthy return for future releases.

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