Ubisoft have removed the multiplayer feature from the new Watch Dogs 2 after it has caused an array of problems for players including lag and regular crashes. The game is launching for console today and is already out on PC.
In a statement Ubisoft have said “In order to eliminate that issue at launch and for players to enjoy a smooth game play experience, we have decided to wait to launch the seamless multiplayer feature so it would not impact the core gameplay experience.”
Ubisoft also stated, “Players can fully enjoy the entire single-player experience without any concerns. Additionally, co-op is still fully functional by inviting friends through the game menu. However, the Bounty-Hunter mode and other activities that would occur with other outside players who enter your game will be unavailable until the issue is resolved.”
Ubisoft failed to sate the cause of the issues on the multiplayer side and its not the first time players have run into trouble with Ubisoft's multiplayer features. The launch of Tom Clancy's The Division was plagued with connectivity issues for some players and no doubt people will be fairly annoyed that the new released is missing a core component of the game upon launch.