Update: Ubisoft say the Steam problem is now fixed. Affected people may need to restart the Steam client but then it should work.
Ubisoft’s open-world online drive-o-fly-a-boaty racer The Crew 2 launched in the wee hours and… a great many people cannot play it at all. The Steam version is currently busted (perhaps just for for folks who pre-ordered?), as attempts to launch the game lead to Ubisoft’s Uplay client popping open–so far, as expected–then demanding a CD key which people don’t have. Ubisoft acknowledge the problem and say “we hope to have this resolved soon” but oh dear. Read the rest of this entry »