Assassin's Creed Shadows Requires Internet Physical Version Install

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Can Be Played Offline

Ubisoft recently announced Assassin’s Creed Shadows, the next major entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise following 2020’s Valhalla. Shortly after debuting a pretty awesome cinematic trailer, the game came under fire when Ubisoft revealed that it would require an internet connection to install and play. The company has now come forward to clarify that Shadows can be played offline – the only internet connection needed will be for the initial installation.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will not require a mandatory connection at all times,” Ubisoft clarified in a new statement. “An online connection will be needed to install the game, but you will be able to play the entire journey offline and explore Japan without any online connection.” This was also the case for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and will be the case for the upcoming Star Wars Outlaws.

Confusion arose when the official PlayStation store page for Assassin’s Creed Shadows listed that the game required an internet connection, leading many to believe that it would need a constant connection to play. Turns out you’ll simply need it for the initial installation which seems fair since many will likely install the day one patch alongside the activation. This still raises questions about preservation and whether the game will still be playable if Ubisoft decides to shut down the servers one day.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows, set in feudal Japan, will feature two playable characters: the samurai Yasuke and the shinobi Naoe, each with their own distinct playstyles and combat abilities. Yasuke will focus more on confronting foes upfront while Naoe will seemingly employ various shinobi and ninja tactics/items to stealthily dispose of enemies.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows launches on 15 November 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Make sure you check out our pre-order guide to all the editions and incentives.

Source: Ubisoft

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