Watch Dogs PC Requires Uplay (Even for Steam Users)
No where to run, Uplay haters.
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was initially thought to make Uplay, the publisher’s digital content platform, optional while playing the game but it’s been confirmed as mandatory for the experience.
Speaking to IGN, Ubisoft stated that, “Like some of our other AAA releases, including Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Watch Dogs will be available on Steam and will leverage Uplay to support the games services.”
If it weren’t enough that the game is suspected of downgrading its visuals since its delay from November 2013 to May 2014, now it will be saddled with Uplay, which launches itself even if you’re accessing the game through Steam.
Watch Dogs will be out on May 27th for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4. Can Ubisoft rise above the negative attention and make it a success? Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out and let us know your thoughts on the game till then.