You can play all Assassin’s Creed Shadows offline, but you need a connection to install it.

You’ll need an internet connection to install Assassin’s Creed Shadows, but after that, Ubisoft has announced that the entire experience can be played offline. The company did so after word spread online that the Shadows game requires a mandatory online connection to play.

After yesterday’s reveal of Shadows , which showcased the dual samurai and shinobi heroes we’ll control in 16th-century feudal Japan, people noticed wording on pre-order lists and elsewhere suggesting the game would always require an online connection. This disappointed fans of the series, especially given that Shadows, like its recent predecessors, is a single-player game. However, that is not the case and Ubisoft released a statement today to clear the air.

“Hey everyone, we wanted to share some early information on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Shadows, following some questions we’ve noticed in the community.” statement reads “Assassin’s Creed Shadows does not require mandatory connectivity at all times. An online connection is required to install the game, but you will be able to play the entire journey offline and explore Japan without any online connection.

“We’re excited to bring Assassin’s Creed to feudal Japan when the game releases on November 15th, and we can’t wait to show you more along the way.”

As you can see, Shadows is a game you can play offline, but only after connecting to the Internet once to install the RPG.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Amazon Luna, PC (via the Ubisoft Store and Epic Games Store) and Mac (with Apple Silicon via the Mac App Store) on November 15.

For more, check out what we learned yesterday during the Shadows reveal and read on Game Informers Complete Assassin’s Creed series ranking.

How do you feel about requiring internet to install Assassin’s Creed Shadows? Let us know in the comments below!

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