For Honor, Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming action hack-and-slash game, requires a mandatory internet connection at all times in order to run.
Posting on the official forums this week, community representative UbiJurassic confirmed that For Honor is an always online experience. He explained that certain elements of the game require internet connectivity and are essential to the overall experience. Character progression, for example, is hosted online and shared across the story and multiplayer modes. Players will need to be connected to the internet at all times to play For Honor,” he concluded.
The infamous always online feature isn’t appreciated by the player-base of any game. The most constant argument remains that not everyone has access to stable internet. Enjoying your gameplay and suddenly getting disconnected because of a faulty connection is enough to make you tear your hairs out.
Those interested in For Honor were not too pleased with the mandatory clause. Unfortunately, with us being this close to release, Ubisoft Montreal is unable to revert the feature. The only thing to do now is ensure a proper and stable internet connection in time for the game’s upcoming release.
For Honor was first announced at E3 2015 and revealed to be in development for almost a decade. The original vision demanded technological improvements that arrived over the years in the form of new hardware. For Honor looks to take advantage of that power to offer a unique sense of single-player and intense multiplayer experience.
Lucky individuals who managed to get their hands on the game on the show-floors of various events in the year agree that the game looks promising.
For Honor is scheduled to release on February 14, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
How do you feel about For Honor forcing players to be always online? Many have been vocal about how Ubisoft has only revealed the feature close to release date.