Ubisoft terminates online pass program

Assassin's Creed IV players can download passport free of charge.

October 31, 2013 / 04:17 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Ubisoft is dropping its online passes, called Uplay Passports, from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and all future Ubisoft games.

“Gamers currently without a Uplay Passport for Black Flag will be able to download one for free from Xbox Live or PlayStation Network,” the company said on its official blog. “For those who have already purchased Uplay Passport for Black Flag, please contact your regional Ubisoft support.

“What’s more, Uplay Passport will not be a part of any future Ubisoft games.”

The Uplay Passport was meant to give consumers “full access and support for online multiplayer and features, along with exclusive content, bonuses and rewards,” according to Ubisoft. But since games are “blurring the line between offline and online, between what is ‘single player’ an what is ‘multiplayer,’” Ubisoft has decided based on feedback, the Uplay Passport is “no longer the best approach” for consumers.

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