A new device raising quite the funding over on Kickstarter will allow you to potentially play Destiny, Halo 5 or any other splitscreen-less multiplayer game, splitscreen. At its basic level, it’s a picture in picture device, but there’s more to it than that. Let’s take a look.
In the video below, the guy is playing Halo on the Xbox 360. He’s also got a copy of Halo Anniversary Edition for the Xbox 360 playing, and can quickly and easily play them both on the same screen, if you fancy some splitscreen co-op. The only issue is that you will need two consoles connected to the Skreens device. So, invite your friend over, tell them to bring their game and console, and away you go. The only issue with that though, is that for all that effort, you may as well bring a second tv into the gaming room and play side by side. If you’re stuck for space however, this is the next best thing.
There’s also no lag, as stated in the video, thanks to some patent-pending tech. This won’t just be limited to games either. Connect it to your tv, and watch the news or sports while playing your favourite games. Sure, the Xbox One can already do it with the snap feature, but for anyone else, this is a handy little device. Other than the price…
The device will sell for $200, which is a bit pricey. A higher end model offering more inputs will go for $450, and then there are a few other variations in between. It would potentially be cheaper to buy a new tv or an additional console and game to play together, although the console is required anyway, regardless. Still, the guys behind it know what they’re doing, and have done their homework. On the Kickstarter page, the required amount was $25,000, and as of the time of writing, they have received $237,000 in backing. Success? It could be. It’s worth reading up about Skreens on the Kickstarter page so go check it out, and watch more demos of how it could benefit you.