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Ubisoft’s For Honor Will Require a Persistent Internet Connection

For Honor

Ubisoft’s upcoming melee action game For Honor will not allow users to play without an internet connection, despite the publisher’s previous assurances that it would come complete with an offline single-player campaign.

The news comes via the game’s newly updated box art on Amazon, which now includes the disclaimer on its front cover.

While the hack-and-slash title will focus primarily on its online multiplayer component, and the announcement could therefore be understandable, creative director Jason VanBerghe told Gamespot back in September that its single-player mode could be enjoyed as a “full experience” in its own right. He stated:

“It’s a full story campaign, a cinematic adventure where you will play as the knights first as the Warden, then you play as the Raider, then you play as the Orochi… You’ll play all through three different regions; the knights’ homeland, the viking homeland, and the samurai homeland. You’ll go on this great adventure… We built the campaign so that if you bought the game just for that, that you would be satisfied even if you never went online and played multiplayer. It’s intended to be a full experience.”

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and originally unveiled back at E3 2015, For Honor is scheduled to release on Xbox One, PC and PS4 on February 14, 2017.

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  • Migi

    Well… i can scrap that one of my list of games too buy now.

    • Gene

      Or they’re catering to a different audience than you. Imagine a word that doesn’t revolve around you. Try hard. You must be a teenager. They’re the only ones arrogant and dumb enough to think they know how the world works. You don’t

      • Migi

        Triggered!? considering you dumbass its not about catering its about not DRM a game. you are such a sad person to judge wihtout knowing the reasons ppl don’t buy it. IF your so stupid that you wanna give your ownership of a game to a company you need to get your brain examined.

        • Spencer

          You don’t own games. You pay to own a license to play it. Read the fine print on a game box someday

          • Brian O’Blivion

            You own any offline game disc that you can play and replay from now until the end of time -regardless of any absurd EULA you’re forced to click to play your purchase. Any game that requires an online connection whether it’s multiplayer or not, is something that can be taken away for whatever reason, therefore is merely a license.

      • Brian O’Blivion

        The developer lied jerk-off. There’s no supporting that, so stfu.

        • Spencer

          How did the developer lie? They never said it wouldn’t require an internet connection, and needing one doesn’t stop you from enjoying the full campaign. Don’t be an idiot

          • Brian O’Blivion

            read the article.

    • Brian O’Blivion

      Yeah, it’s a lost sale for me too. I just struck it from my Amazon list.

      • Migi

        I’m saving a lot of money nowadays with publishers censoring games or cutting content in anime games, And now this kinda bullshit.

    • Spencer

      Don’t see how this screws over anyone, but okay.

      • Bilal Prince-Ali

        tbh its just about the state Ubisoft launch their games in and how horrible their servers are at launch… it’ll be another risky few first couple of days/ weeks until things settle down and the online works news perfect.
        Look at most of ubisofts online launches this gen are we REALLY just going to assume For Honour is the one to change it all..?

  • TRUndercover

    Well…. This is unfortunate. And unprecedented given Ubi’s own assurances early in development regarding being able to play the singleplayer with no extra hoops.
    In my opinion, Jan.-Apr. 2017 will be banner months for some gaming on my end so this isn’t a great loss.

  • xboxmaster

    welp, another game dropped from my to buy list

  • Fixya Gamez

    Won’t bother with Steep, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Watchdogs 2 and for honor. Ubisoft open world games all feels the same. How can a ghost recon game become your typical side mission open world games?! and seems like they are focusing all their gameplays now in Coop Online mode. No true single player experience like Prince Of Persia, Splinter Cell, Rayman…Their Rainbow 6 Siege has in fact turned into a multiplayer game. I really can’t be bothered with Ubisoft Games anymore. It’s just lame, boring, repetitive and they using the same formula and concept on most of their games..