There aren’t many games with split-screen support these days. One of those was set to be For Honor, the upcoming third-person brawler from Ubisoft. But in a video, the developers have announced that the feature is being cut.
The announcement was buried within an internal interview For Honor producer Stephane Cardin. According to him, it was “critical” that the studio made the call to drop split-screen at this stage of development given that the game is due out in February.
“We decided this week to cut the split-screen … when we look at what needs to be done to support online co-op, for us it was critical to make the decision now so we can polish all the features at the AAA level and so we have the most amazing experience,” Cardin revealed.
Ubisoft had previously rolled out developers in years past to defend split-screen, so its removal is interesting. It’s also perhaps an admission that supporting split-screen is a lot more technically challenging, particularly when online modes become involved.
A closed beta for For Honor will kick off presumably before the end of the year, although a precise date hasn’t been announced.