Watch Dogs: Legion on-line is dealing with extra issues. Just forward of its launch date — Watch Dogs: Legion on-line goes stay March 9 — Ubisoft has introduced that the co-op on-line multiplayer part of the most recent Watch Dogs title will not be obtainable at launch on PC because of points with “certain GPUs”. That can be the case for the flagship mode, Tactical Ops, which has been delayed to March 23. Additionally, there are issues with in-game textual content chat on PS4 and PS5 variations of Watch Dogs: Legion, and a repair for this may also drop on March 23 alongside Tactical Ops. All in all, it would not bode properly.
“We’re excited to see new recruits in London when we launch the online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion on March 9,” Ubisoft mentioned on the sport’s Twitter account on Saturday. “Before we launch, we want to make you aware of a few things that have just come to our attention.”
“We’ve identified an issue in the PC version that can cause the game to crash for players with certain GPUs. The team is working on fixing the issue as quickly as possible. And in the meantime, we’ve made the decision to wait to launch the PC version until this is fixed. We will communicate the new launch date as soon as possible.”
“PlayStation 4/ 5 will have limited in-game text chat at launch, and we are working on a fix for this, which will be coming on March 23 as well.”
“We are committed to delivering the best experience to all players and are working diligently to address the issues outlined above. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”
It is curious that Ubisoft says that these issues have “just come to our attention” as a result of Watch Dogs: Legion on-line has been in testing for some time now. It was initially slated to launch in early December, however then in November, Ubisoft opted to delay it to early 2021 to prioritise fixes for single-player marketing campaign. In addition to inner testing, Ubisoft additionally held technical assessments with journalists in January, and for most people in a closed atmosphere in February.
In gentle of that, it appears rather a lot likelier that Ubisoft has identified about these points and hoped that they might have been ironed out by the point March 9 got here round. But that did not occur, which is why it has been pressured into one other delay. Of course, that is simply hypothesis.
These selective delays imply that Watch Dogs: Legion will probably be a lower than perfect expertise at launch, for these that may play it. Tactical Ops are the flagship providing, as I mentioned, denying you one of the best that Watch Dogs: Legion on-line has to supply for not less than two weeks. And for those who have been hoping to leap in together with your PC pal — Watch Dogs: Legion has cross-platform play assist — there is not any phrase on how lengthy you may be ready.