After championing the inclusion of split-screen support in its upcoming title For Honor for over a year now, Ubisoft has suddenly reversed course and said that split-screen won’t be supported… at least not for the game’s online modes.
In a recent closed alpha recap video (which you can watch above), For Honor producer Stephane Cardin confirmed that Ubisoft made the tough choice of nixing split-screen from the game’s online multiplayer component (Cardin’s split-screen-specific comments begin around the 4:24 mark if you want to skip right to it):
"We decided this week to cut the split-screen. 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 AAA level and make sure that we have the most amazing experience."
Cardin’s specific reference of online co-op means that there’s a chance split-screen could still be supported for local multiplayer modes, but Ubisoft has yet to offer further clarification on the issue. For now, if you were hoping to play For Honor with your friends, it looks like each of you may each need your own separate console.
For Honor is set to be released on February 14th, 2017 for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.