Ubisoft seems to be making a habit out of games that start off slow and then continue to grow and build over several years. That’s what happened with Rainbow Six Siege and now what appears to be happening with For Honor. The game got fairly solid reviews, garnering a 78 on Metacritic, and while it wasn’t a failure at launch, it never really took off like the publisher hoped. This muted start doesn’t seem to have hurt the game though as Ubisoft has just announced that the game’s player base has now hit 7.5 million and that there are 1 million active users per month. These are some pretty strong figures as the game moves into its fifth season of content, Age of Wolves, that starts today.
If you’re unfamiliar with For Honor here is the official description of the game as well as the trailer for the game –
For Honor is a competitive third-person melee title which mixes speed, strategy and team play with close range combat. The Chosen has survived a thousand years of wandering the southern deserts. Their journey should have wiped them out hundreds of years ago, but they survived thanks to the skill set and focus of their heroes. These individuals hoe to lead their followers to an improbable victory and to establish a new homeland. Striking fear in their enemies, The Warborn warriors sail across the Boiling Sea to raid the southern coast. Known for their fire and passion, they will seek to drive their enemies out of their ancestral lands. On the shoulders of great heroes, The Legions have driven out invaders, conquered any who wouldn’t join them, and established hundreds of others to defend what is theirs. Facing invasion on two fronts, these heroes fight to protect their lands form the heathens who would take it.