Ubisoft have officially announced plans to beef up For Honor on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S when the next generation systems finally touch down next month.
Ubisoft Montreal’s brutal fighting game won’t be left behind as players make the leap from current hardware to Sony and Microsoft’s new gaming systems.
In a nutshell, if you already own For Honor on PS4 or Xbox One then you can redeem the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S respectively. Your For Honor progress, profile, and purchases will all be transferred too so you don’t have to worry about losing data.
Those who decide to play the unique fighter on shiny new consoles can expect a number of graphical improvements to the game, as outlined by Ubisoft:
- Improved Water Reflections
- Improved Distance Level of Detail
- Improved Shadow Resolution
- Improved Texture Filtering
- 4k Resolution (Xbox Series X, PS5) / 1080 p (Xbox Series S)
It has also been revealed that next gen versions of For Honor will be updated in the near future, allowing the game to run at 60 FPS and thereby bringing the game up to par with the PC version. We don’t have a confirmed release date for this upcoming patch though Ubisoft has stated it will be coming as part of Year 4 Season 4 which kicks off this December.
For those keeping track, Y4S4 is also when we are due a new playable hero. Earlier this year Ubisoft introduced the Warmonger during Y4S2. Based on For Honor antagonist, Apollyon, this flamberge wielding fighter has quickly become a community favourite and is also a great pick for newcomers.
We’re now just several weeks away from the launch of next gen. In the UK, we’ll see Microsoft go first with its Xbox Series X|S launch on November 1th. This will be followed by the PlayStation 5 release on November 19th, Sony debuting the console in other territories on the 12th.