Ubisoft’s upcoming historic warrior based hack-and-slash title, For Honor will need to remain connected to the internet “at all times”. That’s right, another title falls victim to the consistent net connection requirement. But there’s more to this than meets the eye. And Ubisoft’s explanation for it seems to be legit to an extent.
The gaming giant’s official community representative, UbiJurassic, initially confirmed this news in a forum post, stating the following:
We can confirm that For Honor is an always online experience. Some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across story and multiplayer modes. Players will need to be connected to the internet at all times to play For Honor.
For Honor was first made public during publisher Ubisoft’s E3 2015 conference. The game has been in development in some capacity for more than a decade. The game’s lead technical director recently stated that the game can also be enjoyed completely as a single player experience. Around the same time frame, Ubisoft made the disheartening confirmation that it had removed the game’s split-screen multiplayer mode from the final release version.
For Honor is set to release on all platforms, namely the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 14, next year. A number of publishers and reviewers got the opportunity to try out the upcoming action game back in August, and most of them thought that it looked “incredibly promising.”