So I eagerly rushed home to finally put in the long awaited Watch Dogs for Xbox One. I debated whether I should get it on my PS4 but decided I would go with the Xbox One this time, so the other systems don’t get too jealous. I throw in the game and it’s everything I imagined it would be. Slick graphics, although not really next-gen graphics yet, fun GTA style game play, but with a hacker twist that is definitely integrated nicely into the game. I played for a couple of hours and then had to go to bed. After I log off I notice that the game is stuck on the loading screen for some reason, and after waiting for about 15 minutes I decide that it’s bugged out and do a hard shut down. No biggie.
After a full day of work, I am super excited to fire Watch Dogs up to get a few solid hours in. I put the game in where I see the Watch Dogs splash screen and hit the A button to continue. The next screen that comes up is the loading screen where the Fox logo is redrawing itself. It would get to about 10% and then stop. I let it run for about 30 minutes but it would never go any further. I popped out the disk and cleaned it, but it would start right back up on the loading screen. Finally I shut it down completely, and then tried it again with no luck. I debated whether I should try uninstalling and re-installing but I didn’t think that would fix it, so I hit the Interweb to see if anyone else was having these issues.
I found tons of loading screen problems, but nothing really like this, and definitely no solutions. At this point I thought that I would just have to suck it up and wait until Ubisoft released a fix. Before I completely gave up though, I decided to try one more thing. I completely powered off the console by unplugging the Xbox One from the back and letting it sit for about a minute. I then plugged that bad boy back in and tried to fire Watch Dogs back up, and to my surprise it came right up. So I thought I would jump on here real quick and post how I resolved my problem with the Xbox One Loading screen so no other poor soul would have to flounder around thinking they just spent $60 on a space age coaster.
For anyone who is having problems loading Watch Dogs on Xbox One, where it gets stuck at about 10%, pull the power out of your Xbox One, let it sit for about a minute and then try again. This worked for me and hopefully this will work for you as well. Now, back to business…..hopefully without any more technical distractions.