Assassin’s Creed Shadows boxed copies still require internet connection to first play

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is the latest Ubisoft blockbuster to warn players they’ll need an online connection when first installing the game – despite the fact it is otherwise an offline title.

Shadows follows in the footsteps of last year’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and the upcoming Star Wars Outlaws in requiring an internet connection to first play physical copies of the game.

All three titles include a warning note on the front of their box, visible by retailers such as Best Buy: “Internet required to install the game.”

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