Ubisoft Dumps Online Pass System
Written Friday, November 01, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Ubisoft is dumping its Uplay Passport program for all future games, the publisher has announced.
The Online Pass system required those that bought the game second-hand to spend another $10 to access locked off features.
However, just like EA in May of this year, that system is now being ditched. Ubisoft has announced that the system is now being abandoned, and free passes will also be provided to owners of the recently released Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Uplay and ACIV: Black Flag made headlines recently, for blocking off single-player content for those without an Online Pass, a move that many felt went too far.
“In Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, ‘Edward's Fleet’ is an innovative online single player feature that allows players to interact with multiple players on consoles or via the game's companion app,” Ubisoft has said in a statement released overnight.
“Every new copy of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag includes the Uplay Passport code needed to unlock this online feature. However, we listen to our community and understand that there are concerns over some players' ability to access this feature, so we have decided to eliminate the cost of the Uplay Passport for Black Flag.
“This ensures that everyone will be able to use the companion app, Edward's Fleet, online multiplayer and available bonus content at no additional cost.”
“Also, we will be eliminating the Uplay Passport program from all future Ubisoft games moving forward.”