It is not uncommon for games or updates to be delayed, although there is always hope that things will progress sooner or later. Ubisoft may have dashed those hopes, at least for Watch Dogs: Legion players on PCs. After already delaying the promised online multiplayer for months, the game developer has just announced that PC players will have to wait indefinitely for the feature is launched. If it does, it is.
It’s not as if Ubisoft had made that decision on a whim. It turns out that they discovered a serious bug that crashed the game on PCs with certain graphics cards. Instead of risking an angry crowd, they decided to err on the side of caution and announce a delay, even if they still don’t have a solution.
Consoles will still have the multiplayer feature delayed in time on March 9, but it won’t be without its own caveats. One of the multiplayer modes, the Tactical Ops raid type, is being postponed, but only until March 23. Again, this is due to bugs that also cause the game to crash.
Still, it still won’t be a bed of roses, at least for PlayStation players. The Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer mode will have limited text chat functionality at launch for PlayStation 4 and 5. This, however, will be fixed on March 23 as well, or so Ubisoft promises.
The multiplayer mode for the latest installment of Watch Dogs was already postponed in November exactly to eliminate the bugs. Although the props should be given to Ubisoft for being open about the state of the game’s update, it doesn’t inspire much confidence that the actual release will be smooth afterwards.