You’ll need to be online at all times to play For Honor

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Here at LGHQ, we’re terribly excited for Ubisoft’s upcoming fighting game, For Honor. We’ve had the pleasure of going hands on with the multicultural melee battler a few times now, and it’s impressed us every time. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it’s so very different from the sorts of things you can play right now. Says us:

“It’s rare to play a game where mechanics are so different that learning is the biggest barrier – but only because you aren’t tuned to understand them just yet. For Honor establishes complex behaviour with a simple control scheme, and delivered a truly gratifying play session.”

It’s like a high-stakes game of rock, paper scissors – only with far more in the at of sharp, stabby implements. It has a single player campaign, that once upon a time you would be able to play without an internet connection. That’s changed. Ubisoft has now confirmed that you’ll need to be connected to the internet to play For Honor.

“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,” a Ubisoft spokesperson told PCGamesN. “Players will need to be connected to the Internet at all times to play For Honor.”

It seems to be a recent revelation. Previous mentions of the game’s offline campaign on storefronts like Steam and uPlay have been scrubbed.

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For Honor is coming on 14 February, 2017 – because nothing says “I Love You” like an axe to the face.

Last Updated: December 14, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief Argonian

    uNOplay without internet!

    • wgb

      iNObuy without offline mode!

  • HairyEwok

    Well this game is focused mostly as a online game and its ubisoft, so this doesn’t really shock me.

  • Captain JJ

    You know what. F*ck Ubisoft. I’m so sick of them trying to push always online. Same goes for EA.
    If they’re not just blatantly telling you you can’t play offline, they add little “features” to single player games that can only be “enjoyed” online and therefore needs a constant connection.
    I’m the honest customer who buys their games (well, not EA’s games) and this is where it ends.

    • Viper_ZA

      I was eager to try out Primal, TOO eager and got burnt nicely. F*ck ’em most definitely.

  • Admiral Chief Argonian

    What say thee about this Toto?

  • Viper_ZA

    Was looking forward to this, now we have more crap being shoved down our throats.

    Will we even have access to local based multiplayer servers? Seriously doubt it. Ubi is just as bad as EA, I am still looking to Gabe to save us all 😛

  • Sageville

    Gonna get this one…

    I can finally be a viking…

  • MonsterCheddar

    Very excited for this game.

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