Here's the scenario: my wife's brother really wants to play this game with my wife and I. My wife and I will be playing co-op on our PS3 while he sits across town on his own PS3. As I understand it, my wife and I will have to "share" our loot that drops and we will be stuck on the same screen with one another regardless of what we choose to do. If I teleport back to town, then so does she. If I decide to go north, she has to move north with me, etc.
As far as her brother goes, I have some questions. If my wife and I teleport back to town, will he just stay where he is? Can he wander off the screen from she and I or will he be forced to stay with us? I was very excited about all of the announcements of split screen multiplayer and sorta bummed to hear that it's all going to be same screen play, but I will have to live with the cards that are dealt.
If someone can answer these questions for me, it will be most appreciated. Thanks!