Divinity: Original Sin 2 Adds Split-Screen Co-Op For 4 Players On 2 PCs

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.

Image: Larian Studios

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.

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    My brother and I spent so much time playing Settlers 2 multiplayer. Huddled next to eachother starring at half of what was probably a 14-15 inch CRT monitor. Ah the good old days.

    I wish this would just release already. September cant come soon enough.

    TBH, why this is cool, I think the Game Master thing is FAR more interesting.

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