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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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