A lot has been made of the connectivity features in Ubisoft's upcoming title, Watch_Dogs. The game blends single player with multiplayer, allowing others to jump - or 'hack' if you will - into your game to manipulate your surroundings.
There's also the ability to connect to the game even when you're away from the living room by using your mobile phone. All in all, the game is pretty connected.
However, Ubisoft has been quick to point out that you won't need an internet connection to enjoy the game and you can play through the entire single player campaign on your lonesome if you choose to.
Speaking to Joystiq, Dominic Guay, senior producer at Ubisoft Montreal, said Watch_Dogs can be played "completely offline if you want".
Naturally, Ubisoft Montreal believes you'll get the very most from the game by opening up your internet gateway, but it's nice to know you won't be forced into playing with others, either asynchronously or otherwise.
What are your thoughts on this? Will you be playing Watch_Dogs online or offline? Let us know your preference in the comment section below.