For Honor gives split-screen the axe

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Ubisoft's big, burly medieval brawler, For Honor, was originally planned to support split-screen, but they've been forced to lop it off like so many limbs.

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The decision was revealed in an in-house interview about the game's alpha. "We decided this week to cut the split-screen," said producer Stephane Cardin.

"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."

The quote begins at 4:20 in the video above. 

In 2015, Gamespot interviewed creative director Jason Vandenberghe, who called split screen "a key feature", saying how players will "want to sit on the couch and beat up [their] buddy."

Split-screen co-op is already pretty rare on PC, so it's not like it's a feature we often expect. It would have been nice to see it included, but Ubisoft obviously cut it for a good reason. 

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5 Months ago

sorry, they cut it to save costs and sell more copies. Ask yourselves how games of the past had split screen all the time, and for some reason, with all the advancements in technology and power, we no longer have games doing split screen. So no, not a good reason, just corporate speak and more BS.

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WhiteCrow Avatar
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5 Months ago

Quite true I think, but on the flipside at least they're letting us know now, despite the probable lack of honesty. It's a shame that being upfront and letting potential players know that features are cut is something to trumpet, when it should be the norm.

The stain No Man's Sky left on the industry won't be fading any time soon I think.

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Silentius Avatar
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5 Months ago

Agreed!! If I'm not mistaken Hexen, released back in 95, used to support up to four player split-screen... Oh the halcyon days of yesteryear!!

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