Gears of War 4 Will Have Split-Screen Options For PC Gamers

There’s been some exciting news releasing to the public in regards to the upcoming Gears of War installment, Gears of War 4. Today, not only did the development team The Coalition release the launch trailer for the video game, but thanks to PC Gamer, we’re getting word that PC gamers will have split-screen options.

During a preview event last week, Gears of War 4’s development team The Coalition revealed that the upcoming Gears of War 4 video game title will give PC gamers the ability to enjoy both competitive play along with cooperative campaign with local split-screen options. This option wasn’t originally planned for the release of the latest installment to the Gears of War franchise, but it was tacked on after the developers received feedback from fans.

In all actuality, The Coalition technical director, Mike Rayner, spoke with PC Gamer and admitted that adding local split-screen co-op on the PC platform is not simple by any means. Instead, adding the component feature into the gameplay takes quite a bit of extra work.

“From a development standpoint, it is quite difficult to support, we have to deal with multiple inputs, we have to deal with focus, we have to deal with UI placement. Developers have got to put some effort into it to do it right, it’s not just something you can tack on.”

If you’re on the fence of picking up Gears of War 4 on PC, make sure to check out the system requirements required to run the game down below.

Minimum System Requirements:
  • CPU: AMD FX-6300 / i5 3470 @ 3.0 GHz
  • GPU: R7 260X / GTX 750 Ti
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 80 GB free
Recommended System Requirements:
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 / i5 4690 @ 3.5 GHz
  • GPU: R9 290X or RX 480 / GTX 970 or GTX 1060
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 80 GB free
Ideal System Requirements:
  • CPU: FX-9590 / i7 4790 @ 4 GHz
  • GPU: R9 Fury X / GTX 980 Ti or GTX 1080
  • VRAM: 4 GB for AMD / 6 GB+ for Nvidia
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: SSD with 80 GB free