Watch Dogs suffering from login issues and more on launch day

Ubisoft is aware of many of the issues players are dealing with today.

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Ubisoft's new open-world game, Watch Dogs, is now available, but unfortunately a number of players are experiencing issues, including a login problem that Ubisoft is aware of.

"We are experiencing issues with the authentication services," a tweet sent out by the official Watch Dogs account (and spotted by Game Informer) reads. "Players may experience long delays when trying to login in-game."

While that gets in the way of online play and use of the mobile app, gamers have also been complaining about being unable to connect to Uplay, which the PC version of the game uses, preventing them from being able to play.

In response, Ubisoft has issued a statement on its forums that reads, "Dear fans, with the release of Watch Dogs we are seeing an exceptional increase of activity. While we have taken many measures to limit the impact to our servers, they are not responding as fast as usual. Rest assured our team is monitoring closely our servers and taking every measures so that our services remain up. Thank you for your patience."

Another post on the forums lists the issues Ubisoft is currently aware of, including several different crashes for players of the PC version and PlayStation 4 preorders not properly unlocking. Solutions for these problems have yet to be offered, but we'll be keeping an eye on the game's technical issues as Ubisoft provides additional updates.

Watch Dogs was released today on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC after becoming the most preordered game of this new generation of consoles at GameStop. For more, check out GameSpot's review as well as our review roundup to see what critics around the web think of the game.

If you picked up the game today, are you having trouble playing it? Let us know in the comments below.

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