As time evolves along with the era of technology, so does our games. But recently, there has been an increase of games that requires online access in order for the players to enjoy it. Will For Honor be following in the footsteps of online-required games?
Originally, the “full experience” of?For Honor?can be enjoyed ?without going online, Ubisoft told GameSpot?back in September. “We built the campaign so that if you bought the game just for that, that you would be satisfied even if you never went online and played multiplayer,” said creative director Jason VandenBerghe.
But Ubisoft may have turned the tables on gamers. As spotted by Wario64 on Twitter, the games’ box art says the game “requires an internet connection”.?While the game boasts their multiplayer mode, the title still has a full single-player campaign mode and this has bothered players who do not have access to a reliable internet connection.?This reveal obviously was a shock to the waiting fans of the game as they were expecting to play the campaign even without internet access.
Wait, For Honor requires an online connection? I shouldn't be surprised anymore since it's Ubisoft but I still didn't know pic.twitter.com/vExoDHgsS6
— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 10, 2016
Similar to The Division and Steep, players are required to be always online in order to play any aspect of the game.?This means no one will be able to play the game at all if the servers are down. Another problem is that For Honor will no longer be playable once Ubisoft?kills the game’s servers.
There’s still some benefits for playing a game that enforces an always online requirement. First off, gamers won’t have to worry about their save data, progress, and other stats from being wiped as the game’s servers will store all the information. It’s also a way for developers to stop rampant instances of hacking and cheating.
It’s also possible that the single-player campaign mode will have transferable rewards to the multiplayer modes, which is why Ubisoft might be reinforcing an always online requirement. Ubisoft has yet to comment on the matter so make sure that you stay tuned to TheBitBag to catch the latest gaming news.