Ubisoft was claiming last year that players would be able to play Beyond Good & Evil 2 in offline mode

A few days ago, we informed you about Beyond Good & Evil 2 requiring a constant online connection in order to be played. However, this online requirements was never part of the plan as last year Ubisoft was claiming that players would be able to play in offline mode.

As Ubisoft stated a few days ago, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an online, multiplayer game with a rich co-op and seamless experience and as such, the game will only be playable with an internet connection in order to have seamless navigation, receive dynamic updates, and play with friends. However, the game will still allow players to play solo.

Still, that wasn’t what Ubisoft stated in 2017. As Michel Ancel, the game’s creative director, said during their first live stream, players were supposed to be able to play the game in offline mode.

“It’s very important to say that you can play offline if you want. You will be able to have this feeling of living a story with characters and places… but we want to invite people to play with friends.”

And then later on, Michel claimed that Ubisoft does not want to force people to be online.

“We don’t want to create a barrier and we don’t want to force people to be online. It’s just we invite them to try that, they are not forced.”

Well, it appears that one year was enough for Ubisoft to actually… you know… force people into online regardless of what the developers wanted in 2017!