Ubisoft has decided to forgo split-screen functionality for cooperative play in For Honor.
Based on a recent interview as well as earlier comments, the split-screen feature was something that everyone on the team want For Honor to have. Work was progressing with zeal until Ubisoft decided this week to cut the feature out completely.
“It was a feature that we loved,” said producer Stephane Cardin, “but when we looked at what needs to be done to support online co-op, for us it was critical to make the decision now so we can polish all the features at the triple A level and make sure that we have the most amazing experience.”
Fans looking forward to playing the upcoming action hack-and-slash game with their friends in the living room would be surely disappointed with the news. If it’s any consolidation, Ubisoft stated that it was a tremendous decision to make. A split-screen cooperative mode was always on the developer’s list of things-to-do in For Honor.
The game will still feature online cooperative play for both the single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. For Honor fans can still play with their friends; it’ll just be online.
For Honor held a closed alpha last month that resulted in a lot of positive hype for the title. In fact, one player went on to reach level 121 during the alpha duration. Safe to say that he, along with many others, loved what For Honor offers.
For Honor is scheduled for a release on February 14, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than to don on viking or samurai armor and slicing each other heads off.