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Don’t Starve Together revealed for PS4

Brave the harsh wilderness in a whole new multiplayer game

Don’t Starve has always been about being hungry, afraid, alone, and — most importantly — the people who play the game. Since the beginning, players have been expressing their desire to experience this world together with their friends, family, and especially their significant others. A constant through the years of Don’t Starve has been that people don’t just want to conquer the world of Don’t Starve; they want to do it together.

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There is something special about Don’t Starve. A game that with no motivation, you are thrown into a hostile and unforgiving world. The only thing you can count on are your own decisions. The choices you make matter and even the simplest of decisions could be your last, if you push things just a little too far.

At some point, you know where you’ll get your next meal, you no longer dread winter or the next Deerclops attack. You have herds of beefalo under your control, and a sweet looking base and the tools you need to establish your dominion over the world that you have been thrust into.

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But still what we all found, collectively as a group of players and developers, was that there was one thing you could just never truly conquer: the constant weight of being alone. Sure Chester is a bro, but Chester’s just not the same as having a good, true friend by your side. Thus began the saga of Don’t Starve Together.

In every way, Don’t Starve Together began as “Don’t Starve you could play with your friends.” But with new people came new challenges, and a new desire to share those experiences. In Don’t Starve Together, you could play with your friends and never be online at the same time. You can conquer the world together, and still be alone.

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Players love to send us stories, pictures, and drawings of their love of Don’t Starve. And it’s also where we get to best see how much this game means to their relationships with friends. Players have sent us pictures of their matching Don’t Starve Tattoos, Don’t Starve themed birthday parties complete with pin the beard on Wilson. We have seen Wedding cake toppers and groups of friends dressed as Wilson, Willow, Wendy, and Maxwell. And one thing is certain: Don’t Starve players love to be together.

Don’t Starve Together on PS4 with splitscreen will have players sitting side by side and will bring the players of Don’t Starve Together, truly together.

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I was expecting this to release over a year ago, at least give us a date, an estimate.. something! Why must it take 2+ years just to add an extra player?

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Couldn’t agree more. Surely this post should have given us a little more details? Rather than telling us again what we have already been told. Insulting they added an extra, almost unrelated, paragraph to the post just to bulk it out.

Yes, why is there no release date or at least approximate release date…???

Guildenstern31 17 December, 2015 @ 00:02
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I didn’t realize this eventually, but… It is actually a huge undertaking. Reason being is performance optimization. If you have a split screen that isn’t shared (Ex. Diablo 3), then that means you have to render everything twice. On the design side, you have to find a way to make everything legible and clear in half the space. When you look at those challenges it starts to make more sense why an indie team like Klei would need to take the time they did. I’d prefer that than for them to release a crappy game.

Is this split screen and online or just split screen.
Avid fan of Don’t Starve; have it on PS4, PC and Vita with DLC and looking to buy Shipwrecked on PC soon and hopefully PS4 in the future.

EquilibriumStone 07 December, 2015 @ 05:15
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Finally! It’s really simple to think about any game that would be great even more by just adding multiplayer! Now i can DON’T starve with my buddy ;)

EquilibriumStone 07 December, 2015 @ 05:21
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I hope it’s not just split screen. Im guessing there is also online feature..?

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Guys they have to make a whole new engine to let multiplayer on the ps4 out because they can’t remake the pc one so they need time, and at the end of the video trailer it doesn’t give us a specific time but it does give us at year 2016, and there probably will be a multiplier online and not just local because there was a split screen scene with two people in the video and two people playing with no split screen maybe indicating that that is online multiplayer.

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