Psyonix pulled split-screen support from the Nintendo Switch version of Rocket League all the way back in September, and while the feature has not been added back quite yet, there may be light at the end of the tunnel. Responding to a fan on Reddit, a Psyonix spokesperson stated that, if testing is successful, then fans should be able to duke it out in same-console Rocket League duels sometime in December. Here’s what Psyonix said:
Hi folks, if testing goes well, splitscreen support should return on Nintendo Switch with our game update next month (the same one featuring the new community flags we talked about yesterday).
This has been on the Known Issues list for a few months now, and it’s always been our goal to bring it back. Thanks, everyone!
The comment does not go into too much detail about the issue that caused the removal of split-screen from Rocket League in the first place, but it seems that Psyonix has just about cleared whatever impediment they were facing.
Have you been affected by the recent lack of split-screen in Rocket League? Are you excited to see it come back? Will you be trying it out for the first time now that the game is free-to-play? I’m hoping that split-screen can make it back soon, but if we’re being honest, I probably won’t use it until the pandemic is a little easier to navigate (maybe a global pandemic was a good time to overhaul the performance of couch multiplayer, huh). Regardless, I’m glad to hear signs of progress from Psyonix – we have come a long way since the initial removal of split-screen, where some believed that we might not see the beloved mode return at all.