If there was one complaint levelled at Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege again, and again, and again. It was the absence of a dedicated single-player campaign. There's little doubt it was a sticking point for many, so it’s pleasing to see Ubisoft may have been listening with the confirmation that multiplayer Knights vs Samurai vs Vikings hack ‘n’ slasher For Honor will have a proper single-player story mode to sink your teeth into.
“One of the big questions we receive in feedback was about a solo campaign,” said For Honor’s producer Stephane Cardin. “We said that we would have a solo campaign and I can promise you we will. It’s one of the key subjects we are working on, on the floor, and I can’t wait to show you guys some stuff this year.”With any luck it's going to be a fully-fledged campaign rather than a series of challenge levels. The ideal scenario would be for something like we saw with the original Call of Duty, with each of the Vikings, Samurai and Knights given their own mini-campaigns. Cardin also mentions the Vikings, which has been absent from the gameplay demonstrations so far. Reiterating that the Norse seafarers will most definitely be in the game, he says “I’m a Viking, and I can promise that we will have Vikings in the game. We still have time before release and believe me you will hear about the Vikings very soon.”
Every bit we see of For Honor looks immensely promising, and it’s nice to see a monolithic publisher like Ubisoft plough a big budget into something genuinely new.
Does the introduction of a single-player campaign raise For Honor up onto your must buy list?