The "first phase" of Watch Dogs 2's seamless multiplayer feature has been brought back online on PS4, and is expected to go live overnight on Xbox One, Ubisoft has said.
In a statement received by VideoGamer this afternoon, Ubisoft confirmed that players should be able to access the following features via the in-game smartphone's Multiplayer app now on PS4, and very shortly on Xbox One:
- Invite friends to co-op or search for new co-op partners
- Hack into a rival hacker's world
- Find targets for Bounty Hunts or trigger a bounty on themselves
"The development team will monitor the online stability of the seamless multiplayer features and should everything continue to run smoothly, the additional elements and final phase of seamless multiplayer will be deployed," the publisher adds. Additional features still to go live include the seamless integration of nearby bounty targets, Prime_Eight rivals, and friendly Dedsec hackers.
Watch Dogs 2's seamless multiplayer feature was temporarily removed from the game shortly before launch after Ubisoft found a bug "that caused the game to lag and crash periodically".
"We will provide periodic updates through this process and we have truly appreciated everyone’s patience and support while we worked to implement the seamless multiplayer feature of the game," the publisher added today.