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PC Split Screen

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On 11/19/2016 at 8:41 PM, Electroely said:

Y'all better realize that Klei's team that's working on DST is actually pretty small. Currently they're working on adding new stuff to the game (A New Reign). They have all their people working on it just to keep up with the 2-week timeframe that's between every update. I'd say we should wait for Klei's DST team to be done with A New Reign, and THEN you can email them about it. I'm sure they will be putting it on their To-Do List since ALOT of people (including me) want Splitscreen. I have 3 controllers at home, a giant flat TV and 3 friends I'd like to introduce DS to. I can't just buy them all the game. Soooooo i'll just be sitting here, playing DST with people I don't know in person, waiting for ANR to be done...

Fair enough I guess, but I don't see any harm in letting Klei know we really want it. Their reply to someone in this thread was pretty non-specific, i.e. "we'll consider it". If they gave a direct answer saying "we will definitely implement it when we get the time" then that would be a different story. 

Edited by SqueeMaster

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I registered just to push this thread and tell Klei that I would love for this to happen!

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I too registered on this forum just to say that I really want split screen on PC.  I, and many PC gamers like me, use Steam Link to stream PC games to a big TV for gaming purposes.  The PC split screen experience is improving, but the dearth of couch coop games on PC indicates developers' support is lagging behind the customers' desire for such games.  Adding split screen to DST would be a distinguishing feature for Don't starve, boosting its sales.  

My wife really loves Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together.  We even bought and installed two copies of DST on different computers in the house, but it would improve the experience if we could sit side by side staring at the same screen.  She doesn't like many games, but this is one that we really want to play together.  It would be infinitely easier if we could play on a single split screen.

Thanks for your attention, developers! 

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Don't Starve is basically my favorite game. I recently got into the couch co-op scene for PC, and have to say it sucks that I can't play Don't Starve together locally co-op with a friend. PS4 already has split screen, why can't we have this for PC?

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Sorry for the rant, but:

I don't remember where, but I'm fairly certain that somewhere on this forum in a different thread, someone from Klei responded to another bunch of people asking for this functionality and said that it would be implemented alongside the PS4 release. If I'm mistaken then my apologies, but the fact remains that this is exactly what should have happened. Many people have been requesting this politely and have been waiting patiently.

The longer this goes on, it starts to feel less like an oversight, and more like a smokescreen by developers to get users to buy a PC version of a game, only to have to buy the console version as well just to get proper functionality which should be present across all platforms to begin with. The devs of Diablo III did this. The controller functionality was showed off by the D3 devs on PC. They demoed it before the D3 PC version even released, and they themselves stated that it was the best way to play the game, even on PC. But did they release that functionality on PC? No. Why? To have a bunch of people go and buy the game a second time when they eventually released the console versions. And it worked, many people who already owned it on PC went and bought it again just to use a controller. Many devs lately have lied about bringing controller functionality to PC, so we go and buy it now to support them, then they pull the rug out from under us and bail on providing it, even if they have it done and working, just to get a few more sales from us possibly buying it a second time. I hope it costs them more sales in the long run from people who are sick of this and decide not to buy the game for any platform period.

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