The news was revealed on the PlayStation Blog by senior producer Florence Kum. He stated that initially four-player split-screen was to be featured, but the team later decided to stick to two-player instead.
“We are very aware that some of you wanted 4-player split screen like Warhawk. We thought about it a lot and decided not to go this route. Based on our data, not enough people ever used 4-player split in Warhawk, so we concentrated our efforts in other areas, such as making 2-player just plain better. For the few people that actually played 4-player split screen…we’re very sorry about that.”
Kum added that both the players involved can sign in to their accounts on a single PlayStation 3 unit, allowing each of them to level up. However, only one player will be able to earn achievements, since the data related to them is saved on the machine.
Expect the game to arrive in May. And oh, make sure to find a buddy to play with you in the meantime.