Just as Michael Jackson once said - You are not alone. And when it comes to playing For Honor, it's as true as it gets. You can't be offline. No seclusion for you. War is brutal.
Of course you can't be alone. The battlefield is a bustling bloodbath. Ubisoft's melee-heavy historical combat game has typically been demonstrated as a multiplayer affair - but even its single-player mode wants you to be part of a bigger picture.
In a recent interview with Jason VandenBerghe, the creative director on the upcoming title, he touched on that even though For Honor can be a "full experience on its own" it'll also be an "always online experience," And that means exactly what it says - you'll always need to be connected to the internet whether you're playing single or multiplayer.
They're sending out invites to the For Honor technical test. Did you get one?
The phrasing sometimes suggests how playing through the game's single-player campaign may have certain effects on the multiplayer experiences of others. While we'll have to look for confirmation on that, an Ubisoft representative took to NeoGAF of all places to say how "Some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across stroy and multiplayer modes".
So lets hope your connection isn't as intermittent as some others. A quick disconnect in an hour-long skirmish can spell doom, that's for sure. And some people still don't have the privilege of half-decent internet access. But we can't keep dragging out heels forever.