Ubisoft Drops Online Passes and Makes Assassin’s Creed 4 Pass Free


Assassin's Creed 4, Black Flag

Ubisoft, in a post on the company’s blog written by Communication Managers Gary Steinman, announced that it is putting an end to the practice of including Uplay Passports in games. And since Assassin’s Creed 4:Black Flag is already on store shelves, it is making it free of charge for anyone who bought a used copy of the game.

The company said they heard the fans of their games and came to this decision based on community feedback. The Uplay Passport program was to allow players who had bought new copies access to online features and created a cost to those who bought used copies of the game.

“However, games today are blurring the line between offline and online, between what is “single player” and what is “multiplayer.” Based on that and on the feedback we received from you, we recognized that Passport is no longer the best approach for ensuring that all our customers have the best possible experience with all facets of our games. Based on that and on the feedback we received from you, we recognized that Passport is no longer the best approach for ensuring that all our customers have the best possible experience with all facets of our games.”

No future games from Ubisoft will carry an online pass. If you already bought a pass on the PSN you can call and get a refund.