Ubisoft's new open-world hacking-based adventure Watch Dogs is suffering its own encryption-based foibles as at least hundreds of players - and presumably more - are unable to access the game on PC due to authentication errors on Uplay.

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Watch Dogs' PC version is getting off to something of a dog day afternoon.

The problem is at least somewhat widespread according to this 34 page thread on Steamworks dedicated to players who have received the following message: "Uplay has detected an unrecoverable error".

Ubisoft has addressed the issue with the following series of tweets:

"We are experiencing issues with the authentication services. Players may experience long delays when trying to login in-game. More to come."

"All the possible efforts are put into the resolution of this problem. We are currently monitoring the situation closely."

"The connection is rising and the issue still seems intermittent, the sign in system might work after several tries."

The developer also noted that players suffering from these errors should "stay tuned" to the Watch Dogs Twitter account for updates. With any luck this problem will be fixed swiftly and this dog will have its day.

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