All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

April 8, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

When the PC version of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs releases later this year it will require consumers to install the company's Uplay software. Even if the game is purchased through Steam, users will still have to install Uplay, according to CVG. All PC versions of the game will use a mandatory Uplay client that players will have to log on to in order to activate the game.

"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," a Ubisoft representative told IGN.

In February, Ubisoft confirmed that South Park: The Stick of Truth would not require a Uplay account, and was instead "a Steam game, with Steam achievements."

While users will have to install and connect to Uplay to activate the game, it is unclear if they will need to connect to Uplay following that initial connection to Uplay servers.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Watch Dogs releases May 27 on various platforms.

Source: CVG

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Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

I assume that all Ubisoft games are wrapped around that turd unless they specifically state otherwise. I would make the PC version my backup choice, but not if they're going to insist on this crap.

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

Desire to buy this game fading...  fading...  gone.

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

Of course you need Uplay! How else will I earn Uplay points to unlock that spiffy game wallpaper or skin that makes me look like another Ubisoft game character? Checkmate, naysayers!

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

"Watch Dogs releases May 27 on various platforms."

Yeah, For Everything But Wii U.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Technically 'delayed' for the Wii U.

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Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

Are you under the impression that I think Watch Dogs for the Wii U was cancelled?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

*sigh*

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

Alrighty, one less game for me to buy.

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

So, how long until every game publisher has their own mandatory cheap knockoff of Steam, created for the purpose of maximizing their exploitation of their customers?

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

It's funny how this mindset has shifted. 10 years ago, when Steam was forced upon users with the release of Half-Life 2, there was sincere hatred for it by the masses it seemed. I myself didn't obtain Steam till a couple of years later.

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Papa Midnight

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I myself still refuse to use Steam.

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Back then there was no need for it. But the hate laxed when STEAM became far more and valve began expanding it into something good. The only thing truly hated though was the requirement to login. I for one was PISSED to get my copy of HL2 and end up unable to play for months until I came back from Iraq thanks to that bs!

So far Uplay's best offer is some otherwise needless content (though its better than being sold IMO) and advertisements for their own products. Origin on the other hand... not seeing the bonus there. Even their own biggest releases barely utilize it in preference for a browser plug in instead. Origins only real purposes is DRM and data collection. Not something people are too fond of.

The only thing that the competition has on steam is select titles they're holding onto (Uplay isn't so much anymore, but Origin holds out) that aside... they don't seem to even be trying, hoping that thats enough to somehow win people over.

 

Re: All PC Versions of Watch Dogs Require Uplay

The only major hold outs are Activision and TakeTwo. I don't think Capcom, Square Enix or Sega have the resources to do it.

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Square Enix actually probably does have the resources, but are for the most part uninterested. Probably because how Playonline didn't catch on that well within their own stuff.

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