There was a time when the only way one could select any multiplayer option was if a willing participant was sitting in the same room…likely on the same couch.
But things have progressed and in so doing, split-screen play has sort of fallen by the wayside. It's too bad, too, because split-screen co-op remains one of the more entertaining options in gaming, especially in regards to high-impact shooters. This is why the gaming world is all sorts of happy about the distinct possibility that Killzone 3 will feature split-screen co-op action: a Nicaraguan source has posted an image of the upcoming FPS in action and as you can see, it's self-explanatory. Thing is, split-screen co-op didn't exist in KZ2 so Guerrilla may have heard the cries of fans; "please oh please give us split-screen! My roommate/buddy from across the street wants to play through it with me!" As David Jaffe once said, there's just something very different and very cool about playing with someone sitting directly beside you, and that sensation can't be emulated in any way when playing online.
So, who else wants this to be true? I remember going through several shooters with a roommate some time ago, and it was always fun; split-screen co-op is a definite bonus at the very least.
Related Game(s): Killzone 3