Uplay Services on Xbox Live Struggling with Watch Dogs, Other Ubisoft Games

Microsoft issues service alert today, informing Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers that online services for handful of games are impacted.

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Microsoft today issued an Xbox Live service alert, asking gamers for patience as the company works out connectivity issues on Xbox 360 and Xbox One for various Ubisoft titles, including the recently released open-world game Watch Dogs.

In a statement on Microsoft's website, the company says affected services include joining other Xbox Live members in online games and managing friends lists and tracking what friends are doing. The issue appears to be related to Ubisoft's Uplay service.

"Are you having trouble using the Uplay feature on games like Watch Dogs, Trials Fusion, Child of Light, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag? We are working with our partner to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible," Microsoft said. "Thanks for your patience. We'll update you on our progress as soon as we have more information."

Other Xbox Live services, like purchase and content usage and entertainment applications, are unaffected. We will update this story when more information becomes available or when the issues are resolved.

Watch Dogs launched Tuesday, May 27, and thanks to a rapid influx of new players, Ubisoft's servers got hammered and some users were not able to log in to Uplay. For more on Watch Dogs, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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