Assassin’s Creed Shadows Won’t Require a Mandatory Connection

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In a new post on Twitter, the team behind Assassin’s Creed Shadows clarified that it will “not require a mandatory connection at all times.”

Instead, the online connection will only be necessary for players to install the game. Players will still get to play “the entire journey offline,” and explore “without any online connection.”

Ubisoft is known for incorporating extensive online features in its games, even though it can affect some gameplay performance. So, many Assassin’s Creed fans are relieved that Shadows won’t require a mandatory online connection.

After all, its map is expected to be around the same size as the map in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The ambitious project has even had 15 developer support studios.

Mandatory online connections also tend to cause a host of other issues. It’s unclear if this marks a slight change of direction for Ubisoft regarding other future titles. It is also uncertain if Assassin’s Creed Shadows will include another online store you can access in-game.

Naturally, today’s post adds that the devs will reveal “more along the way” ahead of launch. There’s plenty of opportunity to elaborate, especially if the team is listening to widespread fan questions.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will launch on November 15, and finally got its world premiere trailer earlier this week. It will be available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The plot focuses on a Shinobi, Naeo, and a Samurai named Yasuke.


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