Assassin’s Creed Shadows Won’t Need Internet To Play Confirms Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Shadows Won't Need Internet To Play Confirms Ubisoft. Photo by Ubisoft/Epic Games Store

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will be the latest entry in the AC franchise. However, many fans are worried that it will require a constant internet connection to play. Ubisoft denies this and claims the game will be fully playable offline.

The Digital Age Might Plague Assassin’s Creed Shadows

It’s hard to deny that digital copies sell more than physical ones nowadays. Even Sony’s fiscal year report claims that 70 percent of their sales come from digital purchasers. However, there are pitfalls to the convenience of having the video game at your fingertips.

Assassin's Creed Shadows Won't Need Internet To Play Confirms Ubisoft. Photo by Ubisoft/Epic Gam
Photo by Ubisoft

One issue, mainly with Ubisoft, is that they might pull the plug on older games. After a decade of being online, they cut The Crew’s cord a few months ago. Furthermore, they even removed the game from former owners’ libraries.

In response, fans were worried about future releases being like this, one of them being AC Shadows. However, Ubisoft was quick to shoot this down as they wanted their fans to be able to explore Japan without any online connection.

This is great news as it shows a bit of progress in the right direction. Another issue with the AC franchise is how microtransactions have become increasingly intrusive in a single-player game. Hopefully, the lack of a mandatory internet connection lessens this pervasive practice.

Some Fans Are Still Not Happy

Some fans aren’t happy that gamers will get to play as black samurai. While the game is somewhat based on history, it’s not fully true to its source.

However, others defend this notion by pointing out how the franchise always stretches out history and uses it more as inspiration rather than the exact truth.

Ultimately, the game’s already dividing the community. Hopefully, Ubisoft can return some fans by releasing a good gameplay video that doesn’t lean too heavily into its RPG side. Considering that many were excited about AC Mirage’s return to form, Ubisoft should see what the fans want.

Will you get Assassin’s Creed Shadows?

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