I bought and installed the game a couple of days ago and played a couple of hours, but when I came back to it the next day I couldn't get past the loading screen.

I haven't changed anything on/to my PC since I last played and I made sure it wasn't my internet that was causing the problem as I have the same issue when I try to load offline.

When I launch the game, I get past the RedLynx banner and everything's loading smoothly; there's no stuttering or anything.
Then right before it would usually enter the menu system, the game pauses and my screen goes black for a few seconds before the game crashes.

I've tried launching from Steam, Uplay, start menu and desktop shortcuts, its the same issue each time.

My PC specs are:
Ryzen 5 1600
2x 8gb Corsair 2666 DDR4
Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro+ OC 4GB
and the game's saved to a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HD

I updated all my drivers to see if that was the issue but it doesn't seem to have helped.

Any help would be appreciated.