Bought this for my son and I to play together, on the same console, in the same room, as we have with the previous versions. Very disappointed to learn that it's not an option only after we started playing it today. I contacted xbox and was going to cancel this purchase, they were going to give me a full refund, but as I was told by the Tech Support member that Local Coop was being worked and would be a patch update available soon. I've kept that Chat history just for reference and if it's not available before Christmas, I'll be getting my money back. Very bad decision not to include this from the launch!