Ubisoft has today confirmed our earlier report that its upcoming melee action game For Honor will require users to be online at all times.
The news originally came via the game’s newly updated box art on Amazon, which was updated to include a disclaimer on its front cover stating that an internet connection was required.
Some users had speculated about what the disclaimer actually meant, especially as the publisher had previously given assurances that For Honor would come complete with a fully featured, offline single-player campaign .
However, a spokesman for Ubisoft has today confirmed to Power Up Gaming that players will need to be connected to the internet at all times, due to shared progression between the game’s story and multiplayer modes. Its full statement reads:
“Ubisoft 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.”
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.