Ubisoft has just announced that Uplay will be required along with a valid log-in and client, when you play Watch Dogs, even if you purchase the game through Steam. When the official specs were released for the game, there was a requirement entitled 3rd party DRM. This line turned out to mean Uplay despite many fans concerns. Here is what Ubisoft had to say on the matter:
“Like some of our other AAA releases, including Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Watch Dogs will be available on Steam and will leverage Uplay to support the games services.”
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Watch Dogs will release on the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 27th. A WiiU version was announced but not dated.