The anticipated action-adventure game Watch Dogs launched today, but many people are not able to play due to problems with Ubisoft's Uplay service. In order to play Watch Dogs, you need to login and connect to Uplay, which acts as the Digital Rights Management (DRM) for the game. Unfortunately, the Uplay service has been having issues for the past 2-3 hours leaving thousands without the ability to play their newly purchased game. Ubisoft has admitted to being aware of the issue, but has provided no details as to what the problem is or when the issues will be resolved.
When people are trying to login to Uplay they are instead being greeted with a message that states:
"A Ubisoft service is not available at the moment. You can Try again later or switch to Offline Mode"
When users attempt to switch to Offline Mode, some people are reporting success while others are unable to find Watch Dogs in their list of games. As you can imagine users are becoming frustrated
with Ubisoft's DRM that requires "always online" play for their titles.