Surprising almost noone, EA have confirmed that the PC version of Star Wars Battlefront will not support split-screen, despite the console version having the feature.
In a Q&A on the Battlefront website, EA simply stated that “Split-screen will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.” The mode is available for Missions, Battlefront’s co-operative game mode for two players. Once again it seems like the attitude that couch co-op is only for consoles prevails, despite the PC having been perfectly at home under the TV since the dawn of HDMI.
The Q&A also offered a few other tidbits, including the fact that Y-Wings will not be playable vehicles. “They are a support vehicle that you can call into battle within certain game modes,” apparently. Vehicles themselves will not be found on the map as in the Battlefield games, but collected as a power-up which will then spawn you inside the vehicle cockpit.
The Missions don’t contribute to your overall progress, so you can’t rank up your multiplayer character by spending time shooting Stormtroopers with a buddy. They do provide credits though, which can be used to unlock gear.
Thanks, PC Gamer.