Gearbox, this is not serious.
You tried your best saving the game by making it free to play multiplayer, but you are far away from finished product when it comes to local co-op. How do you imagine to get more players with this split screen view?
Yesterday I had my couch buddy to play with me the new Battleborn trial, but once we started the match there was terrible surprise. Did you ever test that feature? If yes, how you went to market with such a disaster? Why are you wondering that there is no player base since you have such a major multiplayer issue?
It is not serious at all to target multiplayer community whaving feature like your split screen. Please keep in mind not everyone have 70+ inch TV so he can play your game. BTW even with 70+ inch display you need to stay very close to the screen so you can actually read what is written in the game, not to mention that then in is not very easy to play from such distance and the resolution is disappointing.
In the end I won’t invite anyone to pay Battleborn with me until you fix your split screen mode.
I had plans on buying your game of the year edition but having this poor feature in place just doesnt worth it.