Ubisoft: Watch Dogs Requires UPlay on PC
Yesterday, we learned the minimum and recommended PC system specs for Watch Dogs. Turns out there is one more little PC requirement that Ubisoft forgot to mention: Uplay.
IGN asked Ubisoft if its digital distribution/DRM platform would be attached to Watch Dogs and received this response:
“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.”
So yes, you can still purchase Watch Dogs through Steam, but you’ll have to go through Uplay to actually delve into future Chicago.
- OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Must be 64 bit.)
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM – Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
- OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Must be 64 bit)
- Processor: Eight core – Intel Core i7-3770 @3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 X8 @ 4 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM – Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850