In a year without E3, Ubisoft dangled a big carrot to coax PC gamers to tune into its Ubisoft Forward games showcase on Sunday: a free copy of the fantastic Watch Dogs 2 if you logged into Uplay while the event was being held. Well, while the event itself went off without a hitch, you canâ€™t say the same for Uplay.
Ubisoftâ€™s PC platform absolutely melted under the load, greeting gamers with a â€œA Ubisoft service is currently unavailable. Please try again laterâ€� message when they tried logging in. The errors started before Ubisoft Forwardâ€™s stream began, and continued until long after the stream ended. I know, because I was one of the people frantically trying to claim the game, to no avail.