Since its hype-fueled launch, Ubisoft’s For Honor has been widely criticized for a range of issues such as poor server stability, lack of balance, and unfair in-game prices. Due to the numerous issues, reports claim that player numbers have decreased dramatically, though a new statement from a Ubisoft rep attempts to discredit this as mere rumor.
During a recent For Honor livestream, Ubisoft Community Developer Eric Pope announced the schedule for the game’s latest patch, while having a dig at those who would criticize the title’s lack of popularity.
“We have a lot of players in For Honor – believe it or not, fake news people, we have a lot of players in For Honor – to roll it out to.”
It’s a bold statement to make especially since reports indicated that the title had lost 50% of its Steam player base earlier this month, and numbers look to have only dropped further since then. That said, with a powerful initial following and a large amount of players logging on solely through uPlay, it’s entirely possible that there are still a substantial amount of followers engaging in the game’s intricate combat system.
Since receiving numerous amounts of complaints, Ubisoft has made attempts to draw fans back to the game by toning down the in-game microtransactions and adding new characters to the fray. Unfortunately it appeared to be a case of ‘too little, too late,’ but perhaps the developer has seen more success than some had previously believed. As far as streaming services go, For Honor has tapered off like any other multiplayer or PvP focused title. Initially, viewer numbers were very strong for the game, but as a meta formed around a small selection of characters and claims of imbalance grew that popularity waned.
Of course the representative didn’t give any specific figures as to how well For Honor is doing, but we’d love to see the title that topped sales charts proving itself to be more than just a short-term fling for gamers who bought into the initial hype. There’s no denying the appeal of the game and its enjoyable combat, but the range of issues without quick enough solutions was enough to convince many fans that the brawler was a lost cause.
For Honor is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.