Want to play Destiny co-op on the couch with your buddy? You’re out of luck

Friday, 13 June 2014 09:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Destiny developer Bungie has confirmed that its online shooter won’t offer split-screen play, unlike its Halo series. The team has explained its decision in a new interview.


Before you dive in, I’ve been playing the Destiny alpha on PS4 this week, and I’ve written a whole bunch of words on the matter. Have a look through the link, won’t you?

We’ve also got the extended Destiny E3 2014 trailer that just dropped last night.

Speaking with Gamespot, Bungie community manager Eric Osborne explained, “We’re actually not supporting split-screen in Destiny. We love split-screen. Obviously we have a legacy of supporting it. We know a lot of players love it. We love it.

“But we really wanted to untether guardians. Even if you’re in a fireteam, you can go wherever you want. That level of freedom was really important for us. We know some players really like split-screen. Ultimately, you can’t build a game to suit every single player out there.”

I’ve done the whole Fireteam thing and it was a game of two halves. I’m publishing a new article on it later this afternoon, so stay tuned for that. Check out the first part here.