Today marks another major milestone for the Minecraft franchise, as it launches another video game in the series after Minecraft Dungeon. Developed by Mojang Studios in partnership with Blackbird Interactive, the makers behind the upcoming Homeworld 3, Minecraft Legends is a fun little real-time strategy title. Having started development in 2018, Minecraft Legends is supposed to be the next big thing for the franchise. Only time will tell if it’s true or not. Meanwhile, there’s much mystery surrounding the game. Lots of features to be known. A Split Screen feature is one of them. So, does Minecraft Legends offer Splitscreen gameplay?
Microsoft has been pushing hard for the Minecraft franchise to expand more. New games, new genres. Even a film. That’s what they are trying to do. While Minecraft remains one of the most profitable games in the gaming world, it also does no harm in trying to expand the IP a little. Games like Minecraft: Story Mode and Minecraft Dungeons are some of the best examples of that. And from today onwards, Minecraft Legends will also get mentioned in that list. Now that it’s releasing on 18 April 2023, there are several questions that players have been waiting for some time to get answered. We will answer one of those questions in this article. Let’s find out if Minecraft Legends offers a splitscreen mode.
Is Minecraft Legends Splitscreen?
Unfortunately, Minecraft Legends doesn’t have a split-screen feature. We are not quite sure if the devs have plans to include such a feature in their game. They are more likely to focus at least the first six months on pushing out content for the game and dealing with any major bugs that players encounter.
Split screen isn’t particularly a popular feature, especially for RTS(real-time strategy) games. Demand for it in games of this genre is basically non-existent. While FPS titles are more suited for it, games that require a lot of micro-managing don’t have any need for it. In fact, it more or less hampers the players in their playthrough. RTS and grand-strategy games utilize the full screen of a monitor to impart information. A split screen makes that almost impossible. Have you ever seen a Civ or Age of Empires player playing the game in split-screen mode? No! Because it is highly uncomfortable for them. Same as that, Minecraft Legends on split screen would look totally awkward and horrible, to be frank. If you have seen the gameplay previews of the game, you will understand that split screen doesn’t suit it at all.
Minecraft Legends is available on Windows, Xbox One & Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4/.5, and the Nintendo Switch. Fans can get the game on the platform’s respective storefronts for a total of $39.99. You can also follow the official Minecraft Legends Twitter account to enquire and know about what the devs are currently working on. Also, don’t forget to keep checking out DigiStatement to get updates on everything related to the latest gaming trends.
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