If memory serves, Settlers 2 supported multiple players on the same computer. All you had to do was plug in an extra mouse. Sounds like madness, sure, but it hasn't got a peripheral on Larian's four-player co-op for Divinity: Original Sin 2 using two PCs and whatever combination of keyboards and controllers you can come up with.
OK, in my head I'm picturing all four players in the same room with a pair of PCs, but it's a little less outlandish if pairs of players are in separate locations. Still, just having the option to set up a mini-LAN and go to town (or dungeon, or otherworldly plane) oozes fun.
While not the focus of the developer's latest Kickstarter update, the accompanying video is packed with goodness about the RPG sequel:
Good news everyone! Divinity: Original Sin 2 will have controller support for PC on release! And for those who have been asking, yes, DOS2 does support split screen play with controller support. So you can play co-op with your best friend, fiance, your grandma, your pet chihuahua: you name it! Okay maybe not the chihuahua. They can get bitey. In addition, you can use controllers and split screen to go one step further to play a four player game on two connected PC's.
Combined with the crazily complex dungeon master mode we saw a few months ago, I'm predicting some amazing Original Sin 2 get-togethers come the game's release in mid-September.
Kickstarter Update #41 - But Wait, There’s More! [Kickstarter]