In recent days the final cover of For Honor was leaked, which at the bottom has a small box that warns of the need to have a permanent connection to the network in order to play the game. The publisher has not yet confirmed in this regard but today a spokesman for the company confirmed the nature of always online of For Honor.
Ubisoft’s medieval combat game For Honor requires an always online Internet connection to play. This was recently confirmed by an employee in a forum post. Even during the single player it will require an always online Internet connection.
A user of NeoGAF has asked for some information to a spokesperson of Ubisoft, who stated the following: “We 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.”
The reason why an Internet connection is required during play is that different progression elements are shared between single player and multiplayer. Single-player activities will affect certain things in multiplayer and vice versa. Although during the promotion, particular attention was placed on the multiplayer of the For Honor game so as to also play as a complete single-player game. Unfortunately, Ubisoft had to remove the split-screen features of the game. Originally the game was supposed to get split-screen multiplayer. This is something many gamers are missing now-a-days.
The rumors of recent days seem to be confirmed. Recall that on 14 to 19 December Ubisoft will hold a new technical tests of For Honor on PC, the game is scheduled to release on 14 February 2017 on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.