Ubisoft has announced today that Watch Dogs Legion Online, the multiplayer portion of the game, will now be released in 2021 rather than this December, as per an official post over on the Watch Dogs Legion website.
The post notes that many players have had technical problems with the game since release and that the development team is working hard to fix the ongoing issues. There will be a big update next week, dubbed Update 2.20, which will deploy on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. This will bring further stability to consoles, and Ubisoft has already detailed what to expect with the update here.
The publisher goes on to say that as part of the company’s commitment to fixing the game’s issues, Watch Dogs Legion’s Online mode will now release in early 2021 to allow the developers time to focus on fixing the problems in the single-player portion of the game, as well as to give the developers extra time to test the Online mode. Hopefully, this means Online will launch in a better state and that before then, players will actually be able to play the game’s excellent single-player mode without game-breaking issues.
Personally, I never had any issues when I played the game for review, but I’m one of the lucky ones. Many players have reported that they’ve lost save files with tens of hours of progression. Others have had constant crashes. It’s not a great way to launch, then, and I do feel bad for those who haven’t been able to enjoy the game. Hopefully, Ubisoft can get things sorted soon, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for future updates.