Ugh, I take it back. I closed the game to come back and put in the forum entry but when I started the game again it locked up at the title screen as before. Sorry gang, I'm at a loss on this one.
Looked in Security and Maintenance like the error asked and found this Hardware error.
11/12/2020 1:32 PM
A problem with your hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
Parameter 1: ffffde0f68a76010
Parameter 2: fffff8018d5b2298
Parameter 3: 0
Parameter 4: 2358
OS version: 10_0_18363
Service Pack: 0_0
OS Version: 10.0.183126.96.36.199.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: LKD_0x141_Tdr:6_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys_Turing_SCG3D
Server information: bd5d2f75-706a-4384-9318-526e598da316
So it's a video driver issue. Thanks Nvidia!!
The driver is up to date with the one that came out on Nov 9. Version 457.30
I did a clean reinstall of the latest driver, reboot and issue continues. I'm not sure what changed between this morning and this afternoon but we can't play the game at all now. UBISOFT HELP!!
I submitted a ticket and gave them this post. Updates to come.