For Honor Drops The Axe On Split-Screen Support
In an interview with IGN, For Honor producer Stephane Cardin announced that the upcoming melee-focused action game will no longer support split-screen multiplayer.
Cardin made the announcement in a video discussing For Honor's closed alpha. "It was a feature that we loved, but, when we looked at what needs to be done to support online co-op, for us it was critical to make a decision now so we can polish all the features at the triple-A level and make sure that we have the most amazing experience."
Up until now, split-screen multiplayer has been a boasting point for the developer during preview events, with creative director Jason Vandenberghe going so far as to call it a "super-required" feature in an interview with Gamespot. Players will still be able to team up with (or against) friends in co-op and competitive multiplayer via online play.
For Honor is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 14. For more on the game, read our hands-on impressions from E3.
The loss of split-screen is certainly disappointing for couch co-op fans, but you can't fault Ubisoft for making the hard decision if it improves the overall experience. Here's hoping the rest of the game lives up to players' expectations.