Nioh will let you pit your skills against those of other players, sometime post launch.
The only way to interact with other players, outside of co-op, is that you can summon their avatars for a fight whenever you come across them in the game’s world. The fighters are AI-controlled, of course, which left many wondering if there’s a chance a proper PvP mode is in the works.
Thankfully, that is indeed the case, and the mode is coming to the game in a free update post launch. Developer Team Ninja confirmed this to Gamereactor [Spanish] in an interview (as translated by NeoGAF).
This is the first time the studio mentioned PvP, which could mean it was a recent addition to the game’s design. New or not, though, this will no doubt make Nioh more interesting to the Souls PvP community.
Nioh is out February 7 on PS4.