For Honor will require an online connection to function


It seems that the folks over at Ubisoft simply does not want to hear that we really hate the DRM ‘requires an online connection to function’ scenario. In the past games such as The Crew and, more recently, Steep had a hard time out of the gates because there are so many people who are just not interested in a game at all as soon as it requires them to be online to play it. It also means that from a secondhand market the game has no value as it can’t be played once the servers go down. For Honor is next in line to receive this treatment.

What perhaps makes For Honor a bigger deal than ever before is that the game looks great so far. The time we spent with it at E3 earlier this year had great promise. This new information was confirmed in a community post via their representative (UbiJurassic):

[quote]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.[/quote]

In other words – if you’re offline you won’t be playing For Honor at all. How do you feel about that?

Married to a gamer and she kicks my ass at most shooters. If the game is enjoyable I'll play it, no matter the format.

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