Watch Dogs' launch on PC has proven to be a little rocky, with reports around the web noting problems with uPlay, Ubisoft's distribution service. Without uPlay, players can't play Watch Dogs on PC. However, uPlay is acting rather funky for people right now.
Some players report an "unrecoverable error" which causes the game to crash and shut down. Some people can't log in, or they can't download the game. Personally, I can't even make a uPlay account right now, much less launch Watch Dogs. We don't necessarily have a good sense of how widespread this problem is, and not everyone on PC is experiencing it either. Mike can log into the game and play just fine, for example.
Issues like this -- online connectivity initially getting in the way of people actually playing the game -- are becoming increasingly common: GTA Online launched with a number of problems, as did Diablo III and SimCity.
Thankfully, Ubisoft is aware of the problem with Watch Dogs:
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
We contacted Ubisoft to ask about any incoming fixes, and will update this post if we hear back.
Are you experiencing any problems on the PC version of Watch Dogs? Or is it smooth sailing for you? Let us know in the comments.