For Honor, the brawler where vikings, knights and samurais fight each other for territory and supremacy, will be an “always online experience” according to the developers at Ubisoft.

“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 mode. Players will need to be connected to the internet at all times to play For Honor,” a Ubisoft representative wrote in response to a question on a forum, as can be seen on NeoGAF.

Since the post, both GameSpot and PCGamesN have confirmed this statement.

Even though For Honor is a multiplayer-focused game, the developers have confirmed it will have a full single-player campaign. Why should players have to connect to the Internet to play alone is quite the mystery. As you can see in the NeoGAF thread, the responses to these news are less than positive.

Before the news broke, both the game’s Steam page and it’s Uplay page advertised an “offline” single-player campaign. Now, the offline part has been removed.

For Honor will be released on February 14, 2017, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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