For Honor is an upcoming multiplayer-focused hack and slash game developed by Ubisoft. In spite of its focus on multiplayer, however, the game will also reportedly feature a fully fleshed-out single-player campaign, which is always nice. What’s not particularly great is that the whole game will apparently require an always online connection to play, including the single player campaign. This is according to a Ubisoft representative who confirmed for NeoGAF user Gamezone that For Honor is an always online experience, and thus requires constant internet connection regardless of the mode you’re playing.
“We can confirm that For Honor is an always online experience,” the representative said when asked about the campaign in particular. He went on to add that “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.”
So there you have it. Apparently, the progression in single-player will somehow tie into the multiplayer, though it’s unclear how exactly that’s going to work. I kinda sounds like players will be able to unlock skins or various other cosmetic items by playing the campaign and then used them in multiplayer. This is just speculation on my part, though, so don’t quote me on that. I’d also go as far as to say that the decision to make For Honor require constant internet access has more to do with combating piracy than anything else. In other words, expect Denuvo DRM. Sorry pirates.
For Honor is scheduled to launch on February 14, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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