Now, if Overwatch somehow adds split screen, some optimization techniques would come into play certainly, regarding graphics and such. But a good one would involve reducing the 6v6 to 4v4 to compensate, for both online and when playing with bots. That would be for 2-player split. The 60fps would have to be dropped to 30fps as well, which is fine.
Will Overwatch be getting split screen soon?
So far, Jeff Kaplan says they have no plans to add in split screen which is a shame because it would add a lot to the Overwatch experience.
“We don’t have any plans for this feature right now. I wouldn’t go so far as to say “never”, but this isn’t one of our current priorities.”
It’s a sad thing to see it go away but in a really bad way it’s just gaming evolving. Devs know that split screen doesn’t sell consoles because everyone buys the games regardless and split screen just isn’t worth the effort of having to make the same thing render twice on a screen. It sucks but it’s the new world we live in and hopefully more people support the few games with split screen so more devs can know that’s what people want.
You don’t have to think hard to find the reasoning behind this, four people buying something, generates more income than a single purchase does. There are a few good couch-coop games left, for now, and the evolution of gaming is ever-changing. Cloud-gaming, augmented reality and VR-gaming are all in their infancy but will evolve soon.
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Stay tuned to MobiPicker for more news and updates about other games as well.