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.