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.