Ubisoft has confirmed to IGN that all PC versions of Watch Dogs will use Uplay, including those bought through Steam.
“Like some of our other AAA releases, including Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Watch Dogs will be available on Steam and will leverage Uplay to support the games services,” a Ubisoft representative said.
Uplay has been the source of controversy since its launch in 2009, but has had several of its restrictions lifted over the years, including the requirement for players to stay online and connected to the service while playing single-player games. Most games on Uplay now require a one time activation, and then they can be played offline afterwards.
Last week, Ubisoft revealed the recommended Watch Dogs PC specs on the game’s Steam page. Watch Dogs is due to release worldwide on May 27th.