Gears of War 4 will feature split screen on PC, The Coalition confirmed at a preview event for the game in Vancouver last week.

Split screen will be possible in the game's campaign and Horde modes, but only in private matches (i.e. non-ranked, non-matchmade) for competitive multiplayer.

However, only one person will be signed into their Xbox Live account – the other will play as a guest.

“From a development standpoint, it is quite difficult to support,” technical director Mike Rayner told PC Gamer.

"We have to deal with multiple inputs, we have to deal with focus, we have to deal with UI placement.”

Gears 4 will also support cross-play between Windows 10 and Xbox One for campaign, Horde mode, and multiplayer against AI matches, as well as in private competitive multiplayer matches. It will work across all modes in LAN setups.

The Coalition is giving the PC version of Gears 4 a lot of love: the game has insane PC graphics options, and we can say first-hand that it looks incredible and runs like a dream on PC as well. Stay tuned for our hands-on preview that's going live later today.