Seems like a lot of new games have online difficulty when they first launch.
We all remember the issues Grand Theft Auto Online faced, and the Battlefield 4 ordeal has been well-documented. Now, it appears as if the recently released Watch Dogs is running into similar roadblocks.
A number of players have experienced problems logging in, for example, and Ubisoft is aware of that issue, as evidenced by this Tweet :
"We are experiencing issues with the authentication services. Players may experience long delays when trying to login in-game."
But that's not all. Gamers have also complained of not being able to connect to Uplay, which is a big problem especially for PC users (who have to log in to play). Ubisoft posted up a comment in the company's forums that cites "an exceptional increase of activity" and their servers just aren't "responding as fast as usual."
Other players have reported various crashing and freezing issues, along with pre-ordered content not unlocking. Here's hoping Ubisoft clears all this up soon.
Related Game(s): Watch Dogs