For Honor will be updated to support crossplay across PC, PlayStation and Xbox later this month.
For Honor has long been the go-to example when praising Ubisoft’s live-game support strategy. The game arrived in 2017 and has since received an impressive cascade of updates, gameplay tweaks, and content seasons.
The unexpected addition of crossplay is the latest tool in the game’s armoury and will be rolled out in two phases.
Phase 1 begins on March 17 and coincides with For Honor‘s Year 6 Season 1 content launch. It will unify the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation player pools for matchmaking.
Phase 2 – which is still in development – will add group play with cross-platform friends.
In a blog post on the game’s website, Ubisoft says:
“Crossplay has been an ambition of our team for a very long time. There have been many technical challenges to bring Crossplay to For Honor because the core technical game components were not originally designed to support it. Thanks to the hard work of the team, we are now proud to bring Crossplay to our Warriors. We believe Crossplay will benefit For Honor and its long-term vision.”
We wouldn’t be ever so surprised if For Honor makes another Xbox Free Play Days or PlayStation Plus appearance in the coming months. Free play events help to top up the player base, and with the addition of crossplay, the game should continue to thrive.
Visit the official FAQ for full details on For Honor’s latest update.