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.

Minimum

  • 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

Recommended

  • 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

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3 Comments on Ubisoft: Watch Dogs Requires UPlay on PC

T. Jetfuel

On April 8, 2014 at 6:54 am

Well, to be fair that was pretty much a given. “Seamless MP” and all that jazz. Even Rayman uses it now.

thedog

On April 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

No biggy. Already have it because of other games. Might have been more of an issue if I didn’t already have it. Yep, already have Steam, Uplay and Origin, so it’ll be hard to tick me off on that unless they make a new one that I would have too install.

Bob

On April 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

thanks captain obvious