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Watch Dogs PS4 users stuck at installing data

We’ve been informed that hundreds of Watch Dogs PS4 users are stuck at installing game data on their machines, which comes after downloading the digital file and doesn’t seem to be related to broadband speed or server problems.

After looking at online forums and noticing hundreds of people complaining, we then decided to run a few tests for ourselves just to confirm that everything is fine or if there’s an issue with installing the game on PS4. We tried the install from a digital file on two separate PlayStation 4 consoles on the same network.

Our first game went just fine, although in our second test we noticed everything seemed a lot slower with this Watch Dogs PS4 getting stuck at installing data or at least very slowly. It has taken a number of hours now, and hasn’t moved off 87 percent in the last 30 minutes, as seen in the above screenshot.

We managed to play the game until the moment you have to blackout the stadium, then at that point we hit the “installing game data on the hdd” screen and have been pretty much stuck since. Some other PS4 owners have tried to restart the game and install process with no luck, so if this has happened to you then we’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Have you been installing Watch Dogs on PS4? If so, has yours been moving too slow in your opinion or frozen? Product Reviews has reached out to PSN support about the Watch Dogs digital install getting stuck, although we are yet to receive a comment.

Update: It looks like everyone gets stuck at the stadium when the game isn’t installed fully, and we’re not sure if you need to reach 100% to start playing again.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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