If you thought that PC Watch Dog players were the only ones having problems because of Ubisoft's Uplay DRM software, then we have a surprise for you: Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS4 owners of Ubisoft's open-world hacking action game are also struggling to play the game. So says this advisory from Microsoft to Xbox players – and it's not just Watch Dogs suffering from Uplay problems.
Today Microsoft issued an Xbox Live status alert for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, noting that Uplay was affecting a number of Ubisoft titles including the recently released Watch Dogs, Trials Fusion, Child of Light and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.
Outside Xbox camera guy James Hills also reports that both Trials Fusion and Trials Frontier on iOS devices are suffering problems with their online leaderboards – an issue that started when Watch Dogs was released earlier in the week.
Here's what Microsoft had to say about the whole thing:
"Hi Xbox members, are you having trouble using the Uplay feature on games like Watch Dogs, Trials Fusion, Child of Light, and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag? We are working with our partner to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience. We'll update you on our progress as soon as we have more information."
Eurogamer is also saying that it has received reports of Watch Dogs players struggling to connect to uPlay on PS4.
The problem appears to be related to the success of Watch Dogs, which shifted more copies in its first 24 hours on sale than any game in Ubisoft history, and is putting Ubisoft's uPlay servers to the test. They are obviously failing that test.
While Ubisoft is saying that things are improving for players, they also admit that the situation is ongoing and they are still working on fixing the problems.
We will have more on this story as it develops.