uPlay Crashes Under Stampede of Watch_Dogs (UPDATE)
Update 2, 2 p.m. PDT: Ubisoft has noted on Twitter that it’s aware of players’ uPlay login issues:
We are experiencing issues with the authentication services. Players may experience long delays when trying to login in-game. More to come.
— Watch Dogs (@watchdogsgame) May 27, 2014
It seems there’s at least some intermittent service, as I’ve been able to log back in to uPlay, but other players are still reporting they can’t. We’ll keep an eye out for any further developments and update here.
Update 1, 1:35 p.m. PDT: uPlay seems to be up and running, at least on PC. If you’re still having issues, let us know in the comments.
It seems a great many people are very excited to play Ubisoft’s open world game Watch_Dogs today, so much so that the publisher’s online portal has buckled from all that crazy hacking.
As reported by Play.tm, forum users for both the PC and console versions of uPlay, Ubisoft’s online digital download portal and digital rights management software, are saying the service is down altogether. We at GameFront are also experiencing an outage in the service, with it crashing every time we try to log in to the PC portal.
Surely that’s a bummer to players who have been waiting to grab Watch_Dogs, which became available at midnight last night. It’s about 30 GB to download the whole game, and requires an Internet connection for optimal play, which allows players to invade one another’s games as rival hackers.
GameFront has reached out to Ubisoft for more information about the outage and when players can expect uPlay to go back up, and well update as the situation develops.