News PC PS4 Xbox One 9

Ubisoft Confirms For Honor Will Be Always Online, Despite Previous Promises of Offline Campaign

For Honor

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 [2].

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.

You Might Also Like

  • Brad Marcus Kirchhoff

    The only good Ubisoft game thats come out in the last…Idk maybe 4-5 years is Far Cry Primal and it was an offline single player game. I have yet to see Ubisoft do online even halfway decently so not sure why they are continuing this trend. Its corporate suicide. They are slowly killing themselves.

    • DarthDiggler

      @bradmarcuskirchhoff:disqus

      Most of the Single Player online is just for stats and such or maybe the developer added an invasion mode.

      You may be putting the nails in Ubisoft’s coffin prematurely. These days everything is an always online experience.

      Ubisoft appears to be doing just fine.

      https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/09ubisoft%20h1%20fy17%20earnings%20english%20final_tcm99-273983_tcm99-196733-32.pdf

      Do you have a Google or Apple phone? That is always online, always transmitting your personal data. If you have Facebook app installed that is constantly pinging Facebook. Pretty much every app that you pay nothing for contains code that exposes your personal information to 3rd parties.

  • Rafoca

    I don’t like this, but at least I’m always online anyway

    • DarthDiggler

      @rafoca:disqus

      Do you have a Google or Apple phone? That is always online, always transmitting your personal data. If you have Facebook app installed that is constantly pinging Facebook. Pretty much every app that you pay nothing for contains code that exposes your personal information to 3rd parties.

      • Rafoca

        I know, that’s why I don’t matter too much about online only games.

  • BillyHoWCR

    Was thinking it might be a purchase… but will not purchase now.

    • DarthDiggler

      @BloodofHeroes:disqus

      LOL OK

      Do you have a Google or Apple phone? That is always online, always transmitting your personal data. If you have Facebook app installed that is constantly pinging Facebook. Pretty much every app that you pay nothing for contains code that exposes your personal information to 3rd parties.

      • BillyHoWCR

        No I have neither. But the idea either is permanently online using data minutes is not factual in the least. I have tablets at home and a PC and other numerous devices that I simply use off-line. Don’t have to worry about being online just to play a game or use said device. And no I don’t use Facebook either.

        I did not purchase TitanFall because it is an online only game. I do not purchase any game that is required for me to be accessed online to play it. Simple as that. If there is no offline option then I simply pass on it. Too many times in my years of travel in the military I will be in a location where internet access is not an option. Shouldn’t mean I can’t then play a single player game because of it.

        Do I play multiplayer games online? Yes. But I do not purchase multiplayer games that don’t at least have a single player component to them.

        Maybe travel the world a bit and you too will understand that the need to be online is just a ridicules requirement and way too many available games out there for me to think missing out on this one is going to really matter to me.

  • DarthDiggler

    WAH!