Video game publisher and developer Ubisoft starts to bring the seamless multiplayer experience feature for its open world title Watch Dogs 2 back online.
As many fans of Watch Dogs 2 were disappointed to learn just prior to the game's official launch, Ubisoft decided to disable the seamless multiplayer mode one day before the title released in order to rectify multiple issues with the feature. Now, following the company's assurance to eventually incorporate the much-desired aspect of the game back online after promising to find a fix, it seems as if the open world hacking adventure title is slowly but surely having the feature enabled across its multiple platforms.
According to a run down about the situation on Watch Dogs 2's official subreddit, the "first phase" of seamless online multiplayer has made its way back online on PlayStation 4 consoles earlier today at 11:00 AM PST, while Ubisoft plans for the Xbox One version of the game to have the feature back up "by early afternoon PST." The multiplayer experience returning comes alongside the release of Update 1.05, which contains crash fixes to improve the overall stability of the title.
As of writing, the Redditor known as GRRRNADE has reported less than 30 minutes ago that the multiplayer feature for Watch Dogs 2 hasn't made its way back online yet for Xbox One. It's unclear at this point in time as to whether or not the aspect of the game has only gone live for all PlayStation 4 players, as Ubisoft has yet to provide a specific followup to confirm its availability to everyone.
For those unaware, once Watch Dogs 2's multiplayer is up and running smoothly, players will be able to invite friends to co-op or search for new co-op partners via the in-game multiplayer app, hack into a rival opponent's world, and even find targets for Bounty Hunts or trigger a bounty on themselves. Should all of the kinks eventually get worked out of the system, the Bounty mode should "occur seamlessly" in the game's San Francisco setting without the use of the app, and it ought to allow fans to also come across other players for co-op missions and DedSec events.
Taking all of this into consideration, these problems with Watch Dogs 2's multiplayer feature on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One makes one wonder if the experience will be just as bumpy on personal computers as it has been on consoles. Of course, it's entirely possible that fans might have to wait until the PC version's release next week to find out if multiplayer will be available at launch.
Are you still encountering problems with Watch Dogs 2's multiplayer? If so, what's happening, and on which platform are you playing the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Watch Dogs 2 is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while it's PC launch is set for November 29, 2016.